Essential Meaning of global
1 : involving the entire world the global economy global fame English is becoming a global language.
2 : involving all of something and especially a computer system, file, etc. The program allows users to do global searches through all the available data.
Full Definition of global
b : of or relating to a spherical celestial body (such as the moon) For the Moon, the early formation of global crust was accompanied and succeeded for several hundred million years by a massive influx of projectiles …— James W. Head
2 : of, relating to, or applying to a whole (such as a mathematical function or a computer program) : universal a global search of a file Global search and replace can be harnessed to make this correction throughout the file almost instantaneously.— Shay Addams
3 of a medical condition : being particularly severe or encompassing in nature : having or exhibiting a broad or nearly complete effect … West suffered a stroke that left him with global aphasia: an inability to produce words or to understand words spoken to him.— Alison McCulloch The two other cases presented with milder characteristics, displaying global developmental delay and seizures. — The Albany (Georgia) Herald
4 : having the shape of a globe : spherical a global mass
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