Eurocentrism


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Eu·ro·cen·tric

 (yo͝or′ō-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
Centered or focused on Europe or European peoples, especially in relation to historical or cultural influence.

Eu′ro·cen′trism n.
Eu′ro·cen′trist adj. & n.
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Noun1.Eurocentrism - belief in the preeminence of Europe and the Europeans
partisanship, partiality - an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
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Eurocentrism

[ˈjʊərəʊˌsentrɪzəm] Neurocentrismo m
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