Definition of First World in English:

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First World

Pronunciation:

noun

The industrialized capitalist countries of western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Compare with Second World and Third World.
Example sentences
  • In common usage, the Third World comprises all countries not included in the First World and the Second World.
  • We are committed to developing first-class infrastructure for our First World nation.
  • This is not the way to provide the First World health services that New Zealanders deserve.
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