[ gloh-buh-luh-zey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of globalizing, or extending to other or all parts of the world: the globalization of manufacturing.

  2. worldwide integration and development: Globablization has resulted in the loss of some individual cultural identities.

Origin of globalization

First recorded in 1925–30; global + -ization
  • Also especially British, glob·al·i·sa·tion .

Words Nearby globalization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use globalization in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for globalization



/ (ˌɡləʊbəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) /

  1. the process enabling financial and investment markets to operate internationally, largely as a result of deregulation and improved communications

  2. 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

  1. the process by which a company, etc, expands to operate internationally

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