Definition of global in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡlōbəl/


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.
worldwide, international, world, intercontinental
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.
comprehensive, overall, general, all-inclusive, all-encompassing, encyclopedic, universal, blanket;
broad, far-reaching, extensive, sweeping
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.

Words that rhyme with global

coble, ennoble, Froebel, Grenoble, ignoble, noble

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Syllabification: glob·al

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