global village


noun

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

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Origin of global village

term introduced by the book War and Peace in the Global Village (1968) by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore
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British Dictionary definitions for global village

global village

noun

the whole world considered as being closely connected by modern telecommunications and as being interdependent economically, socially, and politically

Word Origin for global village

C20: coined by Marshall McLuhan
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Cultural definitions for global village

global village

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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