Meaning of GLOBAL in English

GLOBAL

— globally , adv.

/gloh"beuhl/ , adj.

1. pertaining to the whole world; worldwide; universal: the dream of global peace.

2. comprehensive.

3. globular; globe-shaped.

4. of, pertaining to, or using a terrestrial or celestial globe.

5. (of a computer operation, linguistic rule, etc.) operating on a group of similar strings, commands, etc., in a single step.

[ 1670-80; GLOBE + -AL 1 ]

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