global

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From French global, from Old French globe

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global (comparative more global, superlative most global)

  1. Spherical, ball-shaped.
    In the center was a small, global mass.
  2. (not comparable) Of or relating to a globe or sphere.
  3. Concerning all parts of the world.
    • 2003, Catherine Dupré, Importing the law in post-communist transitions, page 169:
      Some rights are more global than others; social rights in particular do not seem to globalise easily.
    • 2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19: 
      It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today […].
    Pollution is a global problem.
  4. (not comparable, computing) Of a variable, accessible by all parts of a program.
    Global variables keep support engineers employed.

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global (plural globals)

  1. (computing) A globally scoped identifier.

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French[edit]

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from globe ("globe"), from Latin globus (globe, sphere)

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global m (feminine globale, masculine plural globaux, feminine plural globales)

  1. (originally) global, spherical; (hence) concerning the whole world
  2. as a whole, on the whole; total

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global (not comparable)

  1. global (worldwide)

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Portuguese[edit]

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global m, f (plural globais; comparable)

  1. global (concerning all parts of the world)
  2. (computing, of a variable) global (accessible by all parts of a program)

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  • (concerning all parts of the world): mundial

Spanish[edit]

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global m, f (plural globales)

  1. global (worldwide)

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Swedish[edit]

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glob +‎ -al

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global

  1. global, spanning the entire globe, the whole world, international, universal

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