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world

2 adjective
     
world2 [only before noun]
1 existing in, involving, or affecting all or most countries in the world
the World Cup/Championships etc (=a competition involving people from many countries)
He won the world title in 2001.
the reigning Formula One world champion
world trade/economy etc
the impact of the crisis on the world economy
world war
2 a world figure is one of the most important people in the world:
a meeting of world leaders
a world authority on climate change
world power

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