I. noun Date: circa 1645 cosmopolite II. adjective Date: 1798 1. having worldwide rather than limited or provincial scope or bearing 2. having wide international sophistication ; worldly 3. composed of persons, constituents, or elements from all or many parts of the world 4. found in most parts of the world and under varied ecological conditions <
a cosmopolitan herb
cosmopolitanism noun

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  • Cosmopolitan — also Cosmo informal a monthly magazine for women, which is produced in separate ↑editions in the US, the UK, and many other countries. It is aimed at young modern independent women and deals with subjects such as fashion, work, and sex …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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