adjective Date: 1640 1. spherical 2. of, relating to, or involving the entire world ; worldwide <
a global system of communication
; also of or relating to a celestial body (as the moon) 3. of, relating to, or applying to a whole (as a mathematical function or a computer program) ; universal <
a global search of a file
globally adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • global — global …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • global — global, ale, aux [ glɔbal, o ] adj. • 1864; de globe fig. « masse totale » → englober 1 ♦ Qui s applique à un ensemble, qui est considéré en bloc. Revenu global. ⇒ entier, total. Somme globale. Vision globale, d ensemble. Approche globale d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Global — is a synonym of worldwide and means of, or relating to, or involving the entire world, in the general sense or as the planet Earth. [ [ query type=word queryword=Global first=1 max to show=10… …   Wikipedia

  • global — glo‧bal [ˈgləʊbl ǁ ˈgloʊ ] adjective 1. including and considering all the parts of a situation together, rather than the individual parts separately: • The auditor s report takes a global view of the figures. 2. ECONOMICS affecting or involving… …   Financial and business terms

  • global — GLOBÁL, Ă, globali, e, adj. Care ia în consideraţie toate elementele unui ansamblu, care rezultă prin însumarea tuturor elementelor de acelaşi fel; total. – Din fr. global. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Global ≠ parţial Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Global — Global …   Википедия

  • global — has developed its meaning from the original simple meaning ‘spherical, round’ to ‘all inclusive’ in abstract senses (19c) and, more recently, ‘world wide, involving the whole world’, as in global warfare and the global village (coined by Marshall …   Modern English usage

  • global — glob al adj. 1. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; as, global war; global monetary policy. Syn: planetary, worldwide. [WordNet 1.5] 2. shaped like a globe; spherical. Syn: ball shaped, globose, globular, orbicular,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • global — (adj.) 1670s, spherical, from GLOBE (Cf. globe) + AL (Cf. 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).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • global — adjetivo 1. Que se analiza o estudia sin dividirlo en partes: Es necesario un análisis global del asunto. El presupuesto global es de 200.000 pesetas. ¿Quiere que se lo desglose? …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • global — [glō′bəl] adj. 1. round like a ball; globe shaped 2. of, relating to, or including the whole earth; worldwide 3. complete or comprehensive 4. being or having to do with a business, operation, system, etc. carried on or extending throughout all or …   English World dictionary

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