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[gloh-buh l] /ˈgloʊ bəl/
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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globally, adverb Unabridged
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Examples for globally
  • They have so many threats right now, locally and globally.
  • Baobab is effortlessly alive and globally indeterminate, a soothing and bewitching puzzle that always feels worth solving.
  • Show students how they are globally connected every day.
  • The atmospheric phenomena can be seen globally in any season-and even on other worlds.
  • Wader populations are plummeting globally, say ornithologists.
  • Get ideas and insights about pressing issues in freshwater, especially water consumption, locally and globally.
  • Scientists believe that the impact of an asteroid only a mile wide would be globally catastrophic.
  • globally, the increase in demand tends to keep pace with the increase in population.
  • But globally the challenge is grain and meat, not tomatoes.
  • The report stated other satellites could be incorporated to extend fire-alert coverage globally.
British Dictionary definitions for globally


covering, influencing, or relating to the whole world
Derived Forms
globally, adverb
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globally in Medicine

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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