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English definition of “the G8”

the G8

noun     /ˌdʒiːˈeɪt/
eight of the world's biggest industrial countries : Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK, and the US. The G8 has regular meetings to discuss subjects such as the world economy and international trade : The G8 has to take the lead on climate change .International politics and government
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