Definition of global in English:

global

Syllabification: glob·al
Pronunciation: /ˈglōbəl
 
/

adjective

  • 1Of or relating to the whole world; worldwide: the downturn in the global economy
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    • This is even more apparent to enterprises that compete internationally in a global economy.
    • The global reach of the world wide web provides a clear advantage in rallying public opinion.
    • They want to take full advantage of the Internet's connection to the global economy.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1Relating to or embracing the whole of something, or of a group of things: some students may prefer to be given a global picture of what is involved in the task
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    • Those studies also focused on university students, in a bid to get a global picture of the prevalence of dating violence.
    • All players are not at this level, and one should look at the global picture.
    • Measurements taken from these stations help to get a global picture of the magnetic field.
    Synonyms
  • 1.2 Computing Operating or applying through the whole of a file, program, etc.: global searches
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    • It's bothered me for a while that even as a Pro user, you don't have any kind of global access to files.
    • This is useful if you are interested in detail, but there is no global search facility as such.

Derivatives

globally

adverb
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  • We need leaders right now who can look beyond their national borders to the common good globally.
  • The dazzling colours of tartan materials are recognised globally as the uniform of Scots everywhere.
  • We try to keep tabs on what's going on globally, though our focus has always been local.

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