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"the global village" in British English

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the global villagenoun [S]

uk   /ˌɡləʊ.bəl ˈvɪl.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˌɡloʊ.bəl ˈvɪl.ɪdʒ/
all the countries of the world when thought of as being closely connected by modern communication and trade: As citizens of the global village, we cannot ignore our obligations to others.
(Definition of the global village from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the global village" in Business English

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the global villagenoun [S]

uk   us   COMMUNICATIONS
the idea that the internet, modern travel, and modern ways of doing business make it possible to deal with the whole world as if all areas of it were local: In today's global village, your co-workers are as likely to be sitting thousands of miles away as at the next desk.
(Definition of the global village from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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