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 (such as the moon)
3 : of, relating to, or applying to a whole (such 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.
Recent Examples of global from the Web
The bride, who is 30 and known as Lexie, is a global program leader at IBM in Manhattan.
But China is still both the largest supplier and consumer of coal, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and has argued against greater global transparency in disclosing emissions.
Season three finale of the story of a town in New York state three years after a global cataclysm.
Department of Energy Chief Rick Perry has said global warming hasn't been proven.
The U.S. had to demur and take a separate position on climate change, leaving a G-6 to recommit themselves to the 2015 Paris Agreement to reduce global warming.
The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris deal that aims to rein in greenhouse gas emissions to slow down global warming.
Located in what was once the heart of Chinatown, this museum celebrates Chinese art, culture and history from local, regional and global perspectives.
Russia is eager to secure mineral and energy mining rights in the Arctic, in areas becoming more accessible as global warming reduces the amount of pack ice.
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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 conditionsb: 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 Sacksb: 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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