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global village

the world, especially considered as the home of all nations and peoples living interdependently.
Origin of global village
term introduced by the book War and Peace in the Global Village (1968) by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore Unabridged
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Examples from the web for global village
  • We live in a global village where communication may be face-to-face, or perhaps it will be screen-to-screen.
  • We're all supposed to be citizens of a global village.
  • If all the world's a global village, that means that the ancestral divisions of every place can play out in every other.
  • The global village is here, and any company parked on its intersections is going to do fine.
  • In the global village, developed countries and developing countries are under the same roof.
  • Americans are under-represented in the global village of polyglots.
  • No one can hide hunger, as people are all around to tell the world in today's global village.
  • Exactly, cultural and regional characteristics should not be stifled in the global village.
  • The rich are enjoying the benefits of global village.
  • In adopting these technologies, educators were promised a global village.
British Dictionary definitions for global village

global village

the whole world considered as being closely connected by modern telecommunications and as being interdependent economically, socially, and politically
Word Origin
C20: coined by Marshall McLuhan
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global village in Culture

global village definition

A phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan to describe the world that has been “shrunk” by modern advances in communications. McLuhan likened the vast network of communications systems to one extended central nervous system, ultimately linking everyone in the world.

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