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global British & World English

Relating to the whole world; worldwide

global English Thesaurus

the global economy

global commons British & World English

The earth’s unowned natural resources, such as the oceans, the atmosphere, and space

Global Surveyor British & World English

An unmanned American spacecraft which went into orbit around Mars in 1997 to begin detailed photography and mapping of the surface. Contact with the spacecraft was lost in 2006

global village British & World English

The world considered as a single community linked by telecommunications

global warming British & World English

A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants

global distillation British & World English

A process whereby certain volatile substances vaporize in warm climates and condense in cooler areas, causing the accumulation of pollutants

transglobal British & World English

(Of an expedition, enterprise, search, or network) moving or extending across or round the world

Mars Global Surveyor in Global Surveyor British & World English

An unmanned American spacecraft which went into orbit around Mars in 1997 to begin detailed photography and mapping of the surface. Contact with the spacecraft was lost in 2006