western world

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western world (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The Americas.
  2. Europe, the Americas and generally any country whose cultural and ethnic origins can mostly be traced to Europe, collectively.
    • 1989 - The state formerly reviled for cleaving too closely to Moscow's line now finds itself berated by the Kremlin as well as the Western world for not following the path of glasnost and perestroika. — The Independent, Newspaper Publishing plc

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