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.
Origin and Etymology of global
First Known Use: 1637
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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