- the act of globalizing, or extending to other or all parts of the world: the globalization of manufacturing.
- worldwide integration and development: Globablization has resulted in the loss of some individual cultural identities.
Also especially British, glob·al·i·sa·tion.
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Examples from the Web for globalisation
Policymakers explain developments by causes such as globalisation, technology and welfare state sclerosis.Definition & Reality in the General Theory of Political Economy
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- the process enabling financial and investment markets to operate internationally, largely as a result of deregulation and improved communications
- the emergence since the 1980s of a single world market dominated by multinational companies, leading to a diminishing capacity for national governments to control their economies
- the process by which a company, etc, expands to operate internationally
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Word Origin and History for globalisation
1961, from globalize, which is attested at least from 1953 in various senses; the main modern one, with reference to global economic systems, emerged 1959.
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