glob·​al·​ism | \ ˈglō-bə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce globalism (audio) \

Definition of globalism

: a national policy of treating the whole world as a proper sphere for political influence — compare imperialism, internationalism

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Other Words from globalism

globalist \ ˈglō-​bə-​list How to pronounce globalism (audio) \ noun

Examples of globalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And much of the reason is tied up in the history of the global spice trade, born of colonialism and borne aloft by globalism. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Diaspora Co.’s Fair-Trade Spices Will Enlighten More Than Your Cooking," 9 Apr. 2021 But this might also be a moment for thinking about what globalism means in a world where borders ultimately can’t offer protection against the most serious threats. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, "There Are No Borders in a Climate Crisis," 31 Mar. 2021 Whitney show explores recurring themes such as capitalism, globalism and displacement, drawing on layers of visual images, a lexicon of hieroglyphics and ancient city maps. New York Times, "Julie Mehretu’s Reckoning With Success," 21 Mar. 2021 On the right, Trumpism is usually seen as some version of a populism associated with myriad grievances—the establishment, the swamp, immigration, globalism—basically opposition to another evil empire. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Trumpism According to Trump," 3 Mar. 2021 The Internet and globalism were booming, and a massive (and controversial) commercial renovation had overtaken 125th Street, bringing in Disney, Starbucks, and a Magic Johnson multiplex. Harper's BAZAAR, "How the Studio Museum in Harlem Transformed the Art World Forever," 26 Feb. 2021 Nationalism is on the rise, as well as distrust of globalism and alliances. Time Staff, Time, "The TIME 2030 Committee Offers 8 Solutions for a More Equitable and Sustainable Future," 22 Jan. 2021 Conservative pundits in particular cheered the memoir’s accounts of lower-income grievance and cultural resentment among working-class whites whom globalism and structural economic changes had left behind. Clarence Page,, "Column: When Hollywood came to my Ohio hometown (the book was better)," 25 Dec. 2020 As the original planners of armed dominance glimpsed in 1940 and 1941, armed globalism implied something like endless war. Washington Post, "When America decided to rule the world," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of globalism

1943, in the meaning defined above

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12 Apr 2021

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“Globalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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