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"the G8" in British English

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the G8noun

uk /ˌdʒiːˈeɪt/ us /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.

(Definition of “the G8” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the G8" in Business English

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the G8noun

uk us 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 countries

(Definition of “the G8” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)