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globalization

noun [U] uk (UK usually globalisation)   /ˌɡləʊ.bəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌɡloʊ-/
C1 the increase of trade around the world, especially by large companies producing and trading goods in many different countries: We must take advantage of the increased globalization of the commodity trading business.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors a situation in which available goods and services, or social and cultural influences, gradually become similar in all parts of the world: the globalization of fashion/American youth cultureBusiness and commerce - general words
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