world war Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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world warnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a ​war in which ​largeforces from many ​countriesfight
(Definition of world war from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “world war”
in Chinese (Simplified) 世界大战…
in Turkish dünya savaşı…
in Russian мировая война…
in Chinese (Traditional) 世界大戰…
in Polish wojna światowa…
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