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world

noun  /wɜrld/ us  

world noun (THE EARTH)

[U] the planet on which human life has developed, esp. including all people and their ways of life: People from all over the world will be attending the conference. The rapid growth of computers has changed the world. [U] The world can also mean the whole physical universe: The world contains many solar systems, not just ours.

world noun (WHOLE AREA)

[C] all of a particular group or type of thing, such as countries or animals, or a whole area of human activity or understanding: the animal/plant world the business world the world of entertainment In the world of politics, the president’s voice is still the most powerful in the nation.

world noun (LARGE DEGREE)

[U] a large degree; a lot: There’s a world of difference between the two hotels.
Translations of “world”
in Korean (특정 분야와 관련하여)-세계…
in Arabic عالَم…
in French monde, le plus grand bien…
in Turkish dünya, âlem…
in Italian mondo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地球, 地球,世界…
in Russian мир, сфера…
in Polish świat…
in Spanish mundo, inmenso…
in Portuguese mundo…
in German die Welt, eine Unmenge…
in Catalan món…
in Japanese (特定の分野の)世界, ~界…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地球, 地球,世界…
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