from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The entire world and its inhabitants: "The global village has come to understand that no society that seeks respect can support or tolerate . . . savagery” ( Hugh Sidey).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The world as a single community of interdependent inhabitants who are interconnected by contemporary technology, especially television and the World Wide Web.
Coined by Marshall McLuhan circa 1964. (Wiktionary)
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