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cosmopolitan

(of plants or animals) widely distributed

cosmopolitan

[¦käz·mə¦päl·ət·ən]
(ecology)
Having a worldwide distribution wherever the habitat is suitable, with reference to the geographical distribution of a taxon.
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For the young people this was a cosmopolitanizing experience.
While Smith's concept of sympathy represents the Scottish Enlightenment's cosmopolitanizing response to the challenge to national identity, Burke (especially in his speeches on India) conceived an alternative, compassionate, sympathy which validated the particular traditions of each nation.
Here is graphic evidence of the cosmopolitanizing experience of wartime military service: it frequently brought servicemen into contact for the first time with people they had never previously encountered.