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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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She sees the World Trade Center buildings collapse; one of them is the building where her ``Uncle Mike'' works.
More likely, George, he who sees the world in black-and-white, watched that snuff documentary Grizzly Man.
He sees the world from the perspective of a Europe that has perpetrated a good bit of damage on the rest of the world, but has not been entirely alone in doing so.
Much as each eye sees the world from a slightly different angle, each nostril takes a somewhat different sniff, reports a California-based research team.