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the G8

noun
 
 
FINANCE, POLITICS, ECONOMICS
abbreviation for the Group of Eight: eight of the world's biggest industrial countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK, and the US. The leaders of the G8 meet regularly to discuss the world economy and international trade : The G8 has to take the lead on climate change. the G8 conference/summit/talks the G8 countries
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