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Line breaks: glo¦bal
Pronunciation: /ˈɡləʊb(ə)l

Definition of global in English:


1Relating 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.
2Relating to or encompassing the whole of something, or of a group of things: give students 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.
2.1 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.



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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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