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world war

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a war in which large forces from many countries fight
Translations of “world war”
in Chinese (Traditional) 世界大戰…
in Russian мировая война…
in Turkish dünya savaşı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世界大战…
in Polish wojna światowa…
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