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cosmopolitan

adjective uk   /ˌkɒz.məˈpɒl.ɪ.tən/ us    /ˌkɑːz.məˈpɑː.lɪ.t̬ən/ usually approving
C1 containing or having experience of people and things from many different parts of the world: New York is a highly cosmopolitan city.

cosmopolitan

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒz.məˈpɒl.ɪ.tən/ us    /ˌkɑːz.məˈpɑː.lɪ.t̬ən/ usually approving
someone who has experience of many different parts of the world: Lisa is a real cosmopolitan.
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