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1. Pertinent or common to the whole world: an issue of cosmopolitan import.
2. Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world: the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt.
3. So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest: a cosmopolitan traveler.
4. Ecology Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.
1. A cosmopolitan person or organism; a cosmopolite.
2. A cocktail made of vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Also called cosmo.

cos′mo·pol′i·tan·ism n.
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the opinions and behavior emerging from the theory that cultural and artistic activities should have neither national nor parochial boundaries. — cosmopolitan, n., adj.
See also: Attitudes
the tolerance of or sympathy for noncommunist ideas and institutions, used as a charge against Soviet intellectuals.
See also: Communism
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It was strange, since he considered patriotism no more than a prejudice, and, flattering himself on his cosmopolitanism, he had looked upon England as a place of exile.
Under cosmopolitanism, if it comes, we shall receive no help from the earth.
They cover rootedness and the new cosmopolitanism: sovereignty, hosts, guests, and hospitality; minority bodies; minoritarian mobilities; spaces and vectors: migration, hybridity, creolization; and the powers and perils of cultural expression.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo did manage a few campaign stops in Yoruba but such soapbox moments in Yoruba were so heavily curated in an overall context of his cosmopolitanism as to lend credence to my suspicion that were he running for President, he would not have enjoyed the luxury of being able to engage another Yoruba presidential candidate in a race to determine who was more Yoruba.
Dr Stefan Weidner from Germany said while delivering a talk on 'Translation to Cosmopolitanism: An Intellectual Journey,' at the Information Technology University (ITU) the Punjab's Centre for Governance and Policy here today.
With his animated documentary Cosmopolitanism, the Swedish contemporary chronicler Erik Gandini takes the age-old concept of the film's title, revives it and puts it under his cinematic microscope in a colorful defense for cultural and political visions.
(1) The fact that The Day has been remade at a time--the early twenty-first century--when SF cinema is exhibiting a particularly strong investment in discourses on globalization and cosmopolitanism invites us to analyze how the remake reworks some of the cosmopolitan tropes in the earlier film in order to articulate contemporary transnational concerns.
Summary: As Marin Beros has noted, the concept of cosmopolitanism dates from the period of the ancient Greek philosopher Cynic Diogenes of Sinope, who first declared, "I am cosmopolitan."
Trailing in the wake of globalisation, cosmopolitanism rejects the dualities of what it describes as "mainstream" perspectives only to find an edifying comfort through its preference for its own dualities and excluding consensus.
Peters engages with a range of positions regarding citizenship, human rights, identity and cultural exchange, cosmopolitanism and postcolonialism, ethics and normative frameworks that affect education in the twenty-first century.