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pan-Americanism Syllabification: pan-A·mer·i·can·ism
Pronunciation: /panəˈmerəkəˌnizəm/

Definition of pan-Americanism in English:


The principle or advocacy of political or commercial and cultural cooperation among all the countries of North and South America.
Example sentences
  • In the United States, Henry Clay and Thomas Jefferson set forth the principles of Pan-Americanism in the early 1800s.
  • Upon the basis of this survey Lockey expresses the opinion that the principles which lie at the basis of Pan-Americanism are as follows:

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