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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

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.
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On the other hand, the human animal, (and man is just another animal), comes into the world with an empty brain and must learn all of his behavior.
Tanner also emphasizes Kierkegaard's claim that "sin comes into the world as the sudden" (44), as a leap.
Michael is a bringer of light, a messenger of the Almighty, the Word which enlightens every man who comes into the world.