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addaword.gifdefinition of CIVETS

(also Civets)
abbreviation for a group of developing countries: Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, and South Africa
Cynics suggest Vietnam is included within the CIVETS to make the acronym work.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/11/2012 21:16:00
Definition of CIVETS from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online


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