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the G8noun

uk   /ˌdʒiːˈeɪt/  us   /ˌdʒiːˈeɪt/
eight of the world's ​biggestindustrialcountries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK, and the US The G8 has ​regularmeetings to ​discusssubjects such as the ​worldeconomy and ​internationaltrade: The G8 has to take the ​lead on ​climatechange.
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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 ​meetregularly to discuss the ​worldeconomy and ​internationaltrade : The G8 has to take the ​lead on ​climatechange. the G8 ​conference/​summit/​talks the G8 countries
(Definition of the G8 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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