adjective \ˈglō-bəl\

: involving the entire world

: involving all of something and especially a computer system, file, etc.

Full Definition of GLOBAL

:  spherical
:  of, relating to, or involving the entire world :  worldwide <a global system of communication>; also :  of or relating to a celestial body (as the moon)
:  of, relating to, or applying to a whole (as a mathematical function or a computer program) :  universal <a global search of a file>
glob·al·ly \ˈglō-bə-lē\ adverb

Examples of GLOBAL

  1. English is becoming a global language.
  2. The program allows users to do global searches through all the available data.

First Known Use of GLOBAL



adjective \ˈglō-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLOBAL

: having the shape of a globe
a : of, relating to, or involving the entire world <global health conditions> b : of, relating to, or involving the globe of the eye <global anesthesia in cataract surgery>
a : being comprehensive, all-inclusive, or complete <global obstetric care> <transient global amnesia> <akinesia was global, although rigidity and dystonia were strikingly unilateral in distribution—Oliver Sacks> b : of, relating to, or constituting an organic whole : organismic <the newer psychiatry seeks to understand in a global way the dynamic structure of the patient's personality—Psychological Abstracts>
glob·al·ly \-bə-lē\ adverb


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