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the G8

noun uk   /ˌdʒiːˈeɪt/ us  
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.
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