|a spherical model of the celestial sphere showing the relative positions of stars, constellations, etc|
|1.||a sphere on which a map of the world or the heavens is drawn or represented|
|2.||the globe the world; the earth|
|3.||a planet or some other astronomical body|
|4.||an object shaped like a sphere, such as a glass lampshade or fish-bowl|
|5.||(Austral), (NZ), (South African) an electric light bulb|
|6.||an orb, usually of gold, symbolic of authority or sovereignty|
|7.||to form or cause to form into a globe|
|[C16: from Old French, from Latin globus]|
"Postliterate man's electronic media contract the world to a village or tribe where everything happens to everyone at the same time: everyone knows about, and therefore participates in, everything that is happening the minute it happens. Television gives this quality of simultaneity to events in the global village." [Carpenter & McLuhan, "Explorations in Communication," 1960]
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representation of stars and constellations as they are located on the apparent sphere of the sky. Celestial globes are used for some astronomical or astrological calculations or as ornaments.
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