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"the global village" in British English

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the global villagenoun [S]

uk   us  
all the ​countries of the ​world when ​thought of as being ​closelyconnected by ​moderncommunication and ​trade: As ​citizens of the ​globalvillage, we cannot ​ignoreourobligations 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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