Meaning of global

glob•al

Pronunciation: (glō'bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to the whole world; worldwide; universal: the dream of global peace.
  2. comprehensive.
  3. globular; globe-shaped.
  4. of, pertaining to, or using a terrestrial or celestial globe.
  5. (of a computer operation, linguistic rule, etc.) operating on a group of similar strings, commands, etc., in a single step.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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