The world regarded as having become a single community by the effects of mass media, rapid travel, etc.
The world considered as a single community in which telecommunications link the inhabitants together.
The definition of a global village is the idea that people are connected by easy travel, mass media and electronic communications, and have become a single community.
An example of the global village is all the combined societies throughout the world.
(1) A term coined by Marshall McLuhan who envisioned the world interconnected via electronic communications.