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[pan-uh-mer-i-kuh-niz-uh m] /ˌpæn əˈmɛr ɪ kəˌnɪz əm/
the idea or advocacy of a political alliance or union of all the countries of North, Central, and South America.
a movement for or the idea or advocacy of close economic, cultural, and military cooperation among the Pan-American countries.
Origin of Pan-Americanism
1900-05, Americanism; Pan-american + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We have heard more or less of a Pan-Americanism, but we have never taken it seriously.

    Prowling about Panama George A. Miller
  • Yet this country has not been unappreciative of the larger aspects of Pan-Americanism.

    The Path of Empire Carl Russell Fish
  • Obviously, Pan-Americanism cannot aim at precise symmetry or theoretical consistency.

    South America and the War F. A. Kirkpatrick
  • Pan-Americanism, however, was destined to remain largely a generous ideal.

  • If Pan-Americanism means anything at all, it means a social foundation in honor and intelligence and brotherhood.

    Prowling about Panama George A. Miller
  • What about Pan-Americanism, the sentiment or system which aims at uniting all the American republics?

    South America and the War F. A. Kirkpatrick

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