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GLOBAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does global mean? 

GLOBAL (adjective)
  The adjective GLOBAL has 2 senses:

1. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
2. having the shape of a sphere or ball

  Familiarity information: GLOBAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLOBAL (adjective)


Sense 1global [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope

Synonyms:

global; world; world-wide; worldwide; planetary

Context examples:

global war / global monetary policy / neither national nor continental but planetary / a world crisis / of worldwide significance

Similar:

international (concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations)


Sense 2global [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the shape of a sphere or ball

Synonyms:

ball-shaped; spheric; globose; globular; orbicular; global; spherical

Context examples:

a spherical object / nearly orbicular in shape / little globular houses like mud-wasp nests

Similar:

circular; round (having a circular shape)


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