He, too, aimed to put nuclear weapons at the top of the global agenda.
These steps have lured some $170 billion in foreign direct investment in 2012 alone (roughly 12 percent of global flows).
But getting cyclists to don a hard-shelled helmet, which can lessen the risks of serious injury, has been a global challenge.
1670s, "spherical," from globe + -al (1). Meaning "worldwide, universal" is from 1892, from French. Global village first attested 1960, popularized, if not coined, by Canadian educator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980).
Postliterate man's electronic media contract the world to a village or tribe where everything happens to everyone at the same time: everyone knows about, and therefore participates in, everything that is happening the minute it happens. Television gives this quality of simultaneity to events in the global village. [Carpenter & McLuhan, "Explorations in Communication," 1960]
global glob·al (glō'bəl)
Having the shape of a globe; spherical.
Of or involving the entire earth; worldwide.
Of or relating to the eyeball.