global

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From globe +‎ -al; compare French global.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡləʊbəl/
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  • (US) enPR: glō'bəl, IPA(key): /ˈɡloʊbəl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊbəl

Adjective[edit]

global (comparative more global, superlative most global)

  1. 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”, in 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.
  2. (not comparable) Pertaining to the whole of something; total, universal:
    • 2013 December 30, Matthew Katze; Don Crawford, Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud[1], →ISBN, page 366:
      The first account that is created when you sign up is the global Administrator.
    1. (not comparable, computing) Of a variable, accessible by all parts of a program.
      Global variables keep support engineers employed.
    2. Which has to be considered in its entirety.
  3. Spherical, ball-shaped.
    In the center was a small, global mass.
  4. (not comparable) Of or relating to a globe or sphere.

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Noun[edit]

global (plural globals)

  1. (computing) A globally scoped identifier.

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global (comparative more global, superlative most global)

  1. In the global manner; world-wide.
    • 2016, Vinod K. Jain, Global Strategy: Competing in the Connected Economy, page 122:
      Coca-Cola, for example, shifted its stance, unsuccessfully, between “think global, act global” and “think local, act local” during the tenures of three different CEOs in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

References[edit]

  • global at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • global in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • global in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Catalan[edit]

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global (masculine and feminine plural globals)

  1. global (concerning all parts of the world)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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global (feminine singular 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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Galician[edit]

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global m or f (plural globais)

  1. global

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German[edit]

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global (not comparable)

  1. global (worldwide)

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch globaal, from French global, globe, from Latin globus (globe, sphere).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡlobal]
  • Hyphenation: glo‧bal

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global

  1. general, not precise, rough.
  2. global, worldwide.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun globus.

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global (neuter singular globalt, definite singular and plural globale)

  1. global

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun globus.

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global (neuter singular globalt, definite singular and plural globale)

  1. global

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Occitan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

global m (feminine singular globala, masculine plural globals, feminine plural globalas)

  1. global (concerning all parts of the world)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

globo (globe) +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

global m or f (plural globais, comparable)

  1. global (concerning all parts of the world)
    Synonym: mundial
  2. (computing, of a variable) global (accessible by all parts of a program)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Globo +‎ -al

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global m or f (plural globais, comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Rede Globo, a Brazilian TV network.
    ator globalglobal actor (actor of Rede Globo)

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Further reading[edit]

  • global” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French global.

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global m or n (feminine singular globală, masculine plural globali, feminine and neuter plural globale)

  1. global

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡloˈbal/, [ɡloˈβ̞al]

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global (plural globales)

  1. global (concerning all parts of the world)
    Synonym: mundial
    Antonym: local

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

glob +‎ -al

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global (not comparable)

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

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Inflection of global
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular global
Neuter singular globalt
Plural globala
Masculine plural3 globale
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 globale
All globala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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