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global assembly line

(noun) A distributed manufacturing process that involves product research and development in rich countries and assemblage in poorer countries, typically using the labor of women and children; international division of labor.

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global city

(noun) A city that has international political influence, home to multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations, in addition to a globally influential mass media, and well-developed communication and transportation system.

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global commodity chain

(noun) An internationally integrated process of economic links between corporations and workers whereby commodities are gathered, transformed into goods and services, and distributed to consumers across the world.

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global inequality

(noun) When resources are limited to a few core nations and a wealthy minority of corporations or individuals.

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global perspective

1. (noun) A viewpoint that posits the world as the sum of complex, interconnected parts; 2. (noun) A viewpoint that tries to understand the place or places of individuals, groups, cultures and societies in the world and how they relate to each other.

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global stratification

(noun) The disparity of power, status, and wealth between countries due to the unequal distribution of resources.

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globalization

(noun) Worldwide integration of culture, ideas, media, and technology through cross-cultural exchange due to advances in communication systems and economic interests.

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go-between

(noun) An individual that arranges meetings between two or more people or groups and negotiates for both sides to mediate a dispute; an intermediary.

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good (goods)

(noun) Anything that people find, grow, or make that is then bought, sold, or traded to satisfy needs or wants.

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government

(noun) An organization with the authority and power to make and enforce laws and enact policy to control an area of land or a group of people.

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grade inflation

(noun) The tendency to award higher grades where lower ones would have once been awarded.

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grammar

1. (noun) A formal system of rules for speaking and writing a language; 2. (noun) The branch of linguistics that studies semantics, syntax, and morphology.

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grandfather

1. (noun) A male grandparent; 2. (noun) A father of an individual’s parent.

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grandmother

1. (noun) A female grandparent; 2. (noun) A mother of an individual’s parent.

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gray market

(noun) A market for goods or services that are in short supply.

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grief

(noun) The emotional, psychological, and social response to misfortune or loss.

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groom

(noun) A man about to be married or who is recently married.

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grounded theory

(noun) A theory developed from close observations of a social phenomenon.