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English definition of “the Old World”

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the Old World

noun
 
 
Asia, Africa, and EuropeContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
Translations of “the Old World”
in Chinese (Traditional) 舊世界(指亞洲、非洲和歐洲)…
in Russian Старый Свет…
in Turkish Eski Dünya, Asya, Afrika…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旧世界(指亚洲、非洲和欧洲)…
in Polish Stary Świat…
(Definition of the Old World from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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