pertaining to the whole world; worldwide; universal: the dream of global peace.
globular; globe-shaped.
of, pertaining to, or using a terrestrial or celestial globe.
(of a computer operation, linguistic rule, etc.) operating on a group of similar strings, commands, etc., in a single step.

1670–80; globe + -al1

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global (ˈɡləʊbəl)
1.  covering, influencing, or relating to the whole world
2.  comprehensive

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global glob·al (glō'bəl)

  1. Having the shape of a globe; spherical.

  2. Of or involving the entire earth; worldwide.

  3. Comprehensive; total.

  4. Of or relating to the eyeball.

glob'al·ly adv.
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Worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment.
No other social networks offer the same global reach-or commercial opportunity.
The pollutants that contribute to global warming are commonly known as
  greenhouse gas emissions.
Questions come up all the time about global warming, climate change and the
  role of human activities.
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