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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions;
- Example: "ecumenical thinking"
- Example: "ecumenical activities"
- Example: "the ecumenical movement"
[syn: ecumenic, oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical]

2. of worldwide scope or applicability;
- Example: "an issue of cosmopolitan import"
- Example: "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley
- Example: "universal experience"
[syn: cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

oecumenical \oec`u*men"ic*al\, a. See Ecumenical. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ecumenic \Ec`u*men"ic\, Ecumenical \Ec`u*men"ic*al\, a. [L. oecumenicus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the inhabited world, fr. ? to inhabit, from o'i^kos house, dwelling. See Economy.] General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council. [Written also [oe]cumenical.] [1913 Webster] Ecumenical Bishop, a title assumed by the popes. Ecumenical council. See under Council. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

oecumenical adj 1: concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions; "ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical activities"; "the ecumenical movement" [syn: ecumenic, oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical] 2: of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience" [syn: cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world- wide]