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McLuhan

[muh-kloo-uh n] /məˈklu ən/
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Marshall, 1911–80, Canadian cultural historian and mass-communications theorist.
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McLuhan

/məˈkluːən/
noun
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(Herbert) Marshall. 1911–80, Canadian author of works analysing the mass media, including Understanding Media (1964) and The Medium is the Message (1967)
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McLuhan, (Herbert) Marshall [(muh-klooh-uhn)]

A twentieth-century Canadian writer and communications theorist who proposed that the mass media, particularly television, were creating a global village. He also maintained that the means of communication has a greater influence on people than the information it carries. (See The medium is the message.)

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