Meaning of Pan-Americanism

Pan-A•mer•i•can•ism

Pronunciation: (pan"u-mer'i-ku-niz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the idea or advocacy of a political alliance or union of all the countries of North, Central, and South America.
  2. a movement for or the idea or advocacy of close economic, cultural, and military cooperation among the Pan-American countries.
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