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  • adj. Being both global and local.

Etymologies

Blend of global and local. (Wiktionary)

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  • I ran into a Technical Report titled Glocal Multimedia Retrieval
    http://dit.unitn.it/publications/11682

    Hypothesized glocal was about joining the global and the local. "Glocal" = local diversity + global knowledge?

    Abstract uses phrases like:
    "local diversity into an evolving global knowledge"
    "gap between local content and global concept"
    "Personal experience is intrinsically local while common knowledge is global."
    context-sensitive

    This example here at wordnik helps most: 'Hu used the word "glocal" to describe business strategies combining "global vision with local strategy."'

    December 15, 2009

  • I'm not a fan of luminous sugar-substitutes.

    October 2, 2009

  • This word is awful.

    October 2, 2009

  • Glocal is another metaplastic word submitted by prolific contributor Clint McInnes.

    Clint says, “I saw this one in a trade journal advertisement. It is a combination of “global�? and “local�?, and was used to describe the abilities of a parts distributor. They claim to source and serve both globally and locally, borrowing the best aspects of each approach.�?

    September 30, 2009

  • “He pioneered ‘glocal’ news — outsourcing Pasadena coverage to India at Pasadena Now, his daily online ‘newspaperless,’ as he likes to call it. Indians are writing about everything from the Pasadena Christmas tree-lighting ceremony to kitchen remodeling to city debates about eliminating plastic shopping bags.�?

    The New York Times, A Penny for My Thoughts?, by Maureen Dowd, November 29, 2008

    December 1, 2008