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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Permanently inhabited portion of the earth.

Usage examples (13)
  • Although imperial systems collapsed in many areas by 500 C.E., the broader ecumene continued to expand.
  • Central Eurasia witnessed the development of strong herding societies all along the northern regions of the ecumene.
  • The Eastern Hemisphere ecumene continued to expand through trade, the spread of religions, migrations of peoples, and conquests.
  • The confederation disintegrated by the 1st century C.E., but the HUN descendants of the Xiongnu affected all the civilizations of the ecumene. for more
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