global-village

global village

noun
the world, especially considered as the home of all nations and peoples living interdependently.

Origin:
term introduced by the book War and Peace in the Global Village (1968) by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore

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global village
 
n
the whole world considered as being closely connected by modern telecommunications and as being interdependent economically, socially, and politically
 
[C20: coined by Marshall McLuhan]

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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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