global village


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

Nearby words

  1. global positioning system,
  2. global product,
  3. global rule,
  4. global search,
  5. global tectonics,
  6. global warming,
  7. globalisation,
  8. globalism,
  9. globalization,
  10. globalize

Origin of global village

term introduced by the book War and Peace in the Global Village (1968) by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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 for global village

C20: coined by Marshall McLuhan

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Culture 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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