cosmopolitism

cosmopolite

[koz-mop-uh-lahyt]
noun
1.
a person who is cosmopolitan in his or her ideas, life, etc.; citizen of the world.
2.
an animal or plant of worldwide distribution.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Greek kosmopolī́tēs citizen of the world, equivalent to kosmo- cosmo- + polī́tēs citizen (pól(is) a city, state + -ītēs -ite1)

cosmopolitism, noun
noncosmopolite, noun
noncosmopolitism, noun
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cosmopolite (kɒzˈmɒpəˌlaɪt)
 
n
1.  a less common word for cosmopolitan
2.  an animal or plant that occurs in most parts of the world
 
cos'mopolitism
 
n

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cosmopolite
late 16c., from Gk. kosmopolites "citizen of the world," from kosmos "world" (see cosmos) + polites "citizen" (see politic). In common use 17c. in a neutral sense; revived from c.1800 with a tinge of reproachfulness (opposed to patriot).
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