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English definition of “ASEAN”


noun     /əˈziːən/
ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT abbreviation for Association of South-East Asian Nations : an organization of ten countries in southeast Asia , started in 1967 with the purpose of encouraging economic growth , and good relationships between countries in the area : The Founding Fathers of ASEAN were Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
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