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world

noun [S] (THE EARTH)    /wɜːld/ US  /wɝːld/
A1 the Earth and all the people, places, and things on it: Different parts of the world have very different climatic conditions. Which bridge has the longest span in the world? News of the disaster shocked the (whole/entire) world. We live in a changing world and people must learn to adapt. She's a world authority on foetal development. a world record/championshipThe Earth and outer space - general words
(Definition of world noun (THE EARTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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