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globalization

noun [U]  /ˌɡloʊ·bə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/ us  
social studies the development of closer economic, cultural, and political relations among all the countries of the world as a result of travel and communication becoming easy: Optimists say globalization means more cultural choices for everyone.
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