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world

1. the earth as a planet, esp including its inhabitants
2. mankind; the human race
3. the universe or cosmos; everything in existence
4. a complex united whole regarded as resembling the universe
5. any star or planet, esp one that might be inhabited
6. an area, sphere, or realm considered as a complete environment
7. Logic See possible world
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

world

[wərld]
(relativity)
Pertaining to Lorentz transformations and four-dimensional space-time, rather than rotations and three-dimensional space, as in world scalar, world vector, world line.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

The World

The first ISP to offer service to the general public. Operated by the Software Tool & Die company, a software consulting company in Boston, Massachusetts, The World debuted in 1989 when the Internet was still an academic and government research network. Although ISPs at the time charged organizations hundreds and thousands of dollars per month for high speed access, The World offered service to anyone for USD $20.

Too Much In-House Power
The idea of offering Internet access arose because the company's Sun server with close to a gigabyte of storage was more computing power than needed. After obtaining a half dozen analog modems and some phone lines, The World started out by taking requests and manually copying documents from the Internet that customers would subsequently retrieve by dialing up The World server. Within its first year, Software Tool & Die obtained access to the UUNET ISP and was able to offer anyone direct access to the Internet. See World Wide Web and ISP.
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"But I think we are in a good place now and I think we can have the best of both worlds and get the heavy work done and continue to swim fast and progress." Britain enjoyed a fine last World Championships in Rome, winning seven medals in the pool as well as golds for Keri-Anne Payne and Tom Daley in the open water and diving.
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As Benjamin Wittes noted recently in The Atlantic, Republicans now enjoy the best of both worlds: They can use the abortion issue to mobilize a hard-core pro-life base while not actually being obliged to enact the politically unpopular restrictions those groups would demand.
Thus, he brings to this book the best of both worlds: professional writer and combat Marine.
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"World-class hotels like the Radisson Hotel Miami make it possible for business travelers to combine meetings and memories and truly have the best of both worlds for themselves and their families."
The guys who run Vorbis claim that it "sounds better than MP3." So with the iMP-550, you get the best of both worlds. All worlds, sorry.
``I think TB/Welsh Cob crosses give us the best of both worlds. You get elevation and hocks that are really useful -the best in the world.