global

[ gloh-buh l ]
/ ˈgloʊ bəl /

adjective

pertaining to the whole world; worldwide; universal: the dream of global peace.
globular; globe-shaped.
of, relating to, or using a terrestrial or celestial globe.
(of a computer operation, linguistic rule, etc.) operating on a group of similar strings, commands, etc., in a single step.

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Origin of global

First recorded in 1670–80; globe + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM global

glob·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for global

global
/ (ˈɡləʊbəl) /

adjective

covering, influencing, or relating to the whole world
comprehensive

Derived forms of global

globally, adverb
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Medical definitions for global

global
[ glōbəl ]

adj.

Having the shape of a globe; spherical.
Of or involving the entire earth; worldwide.
Comprehensive; total.
Of or relating to the eyeball.

Other words from global

global•ly adv.
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