Europocentric


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Eu·ro·po·cen·tric

 (yo͝o-rō′pə-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
Eurocentric.

Eu•ro•cen•tric

(ˌyʊər əˈsɛn trɪk, ˌyɜr-)

adj.
1. centered on Europe and Europeans.
2. considering Europe and Europeans as focal to world culture, economics, etc.
[1960–65]
Eu`ro•cen′trism, n.
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Adj.1.Europocentric - focussed on Europe and the Europeans
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