globalization

noun
glob·​al·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌglō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce globalization (audio) \

Definition of globalization

: the act or process of globalizing : the state of being globalized especially : the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets

Examples of globalization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first was globalization, the second was digitization. Joe Mckendrick, Forbes, 27 May 2022 Given the expansion of Muslim countries, the globalization of trade and the rising demand for affordable financing, this industry is anticipated to foster the growth and evolution of numerous firms over the next few years. Aaron Dabbaghzadeh, Forbes, 15 July 2022 And then there’s the growing international footprint of media companies, and globalization of content. Michael Schneider, Variety, 6 June 2022 As the last two weeks have made brutally clear, the globalization of business did not end superpower conflict. David Meyer, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2022 To many, the globalization of the genre has led to a scene that’s uninspired and monotonous, characterized by greed and individuals interested only on capitalizing on reggaeton’s popularity. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 4 Mar. 2022 Among them: the deep integration of the digital and real economy; data becoming a core asset; and the globalization of digital and decentralized finance, or DeFi. Mary Hui, Quartz, 17 Nov. 2021 There was plenty to read—about the globalization of farmland, the connections between milk and alfalfa, cows and oil. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 15 Sep. 2021 Some regional differences, however, are less obvious with the globalization of the blues. Lici Beveridge, USA Today, 17 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of globalization

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for globalization

see globe entry 1

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Last Updated

30 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Globalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globalization. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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