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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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The ASP cosmopolitanizing agenda calls for the participants to have experiences that are naturally part of growing up in a more affluent social milieu and that help young people develop sophistication about how the world works and nurtures their interests in and readiness to learn.