free world
noun Usage: often capitalized F&W Date: 1949 the part of the world where democracy and capitalism or moderate socialism rather than totalitarian or Communist political and economic systems prevail

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Free World — noun anti communist countries collectively (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑collection, ↑aggregation, ↑accumulation, ↑assemblage * * * free world, adj. (often caps.) the nations of the world that function chiefly under democratic and capitalistic systems… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Free world — For other uses of the word, see Free world (disambiguation). The Free World is a Cold War era term often applied to or used by non communist nations to describe themselves. The term was used to contrast the greater personal freedom enjoyed by… …   Wikipedia

  • Free World — /fri ˈwɔld/ (say free wawld) noun the, the countries of the world with some form of democratic government and free enterprise economy, as opposed to countries with Communist or totalitarian systems …   Australian English dictionary

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  • free world — noun collectively, all the countries that have democratic or capitalistic governments, as opposed to dictatorships or communist states …   Wiktionary

  • free world — countries governed by democratic and capitalistic systems (as opposed to a Communist system) …   English contemporary dictionary

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