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
Global storytelling, crafts and activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach.
This year alone, global warming has been the subject of much attention.
Bloomberg asked the new leader of Hong Kong and two former leaders whether the city would still be a global centre of finance in 20 years' time.
Another catalyst for making this change was a book by Paul Ehrlich called The Population Bomb [which in 1968 predicted global destruction due to human actions].
Every program aims to address the needs of the local people by working hand in hand with communities, whilst working closely with global partners and federations to ensure that the programs are expertly designed and of a high quality.
In the wake of World War II, four photographers gathered at the Museum of Modern Art to found Magnum Photos, the now-iconic global artists' collective.
The question has become increasingly important as investors try to navigate the end of global easy money, and wild swings in currencies this week show how markets are prone to misconstrue statements of the obvious by leading policy makers.
Human Flow, a film about the global refugee crisis shot in 23 countries that documents his desire to understand it, will be released this fall.
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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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