Definition of global
1 : spherical
2 : 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)
3 : of, relating to, or applying to a whole (as a mathematical function or a computer program) : universal <a global search of a file>
globallyplay \ˈglō-bə-lē\ adverb
Examples of global in a sentence
English is becoming a global language.
The program allows users to do global searches through all the available data.
First Known Use of global
GLOBAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of global for English Language Learners
: involving the entire world
: involving all of something and especially a computer system, file, etc.
GLOBAL Defined for Kids
Definition of global for Students
1 : in or having to do with the whole earth <the global economy>
2 : shaped like a globe
Medical Definition of global
1: having the shape of a globe
2a: 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>
3a: 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>
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