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global

adjective
 
 
/ˈɡləʊbəl/
B2 relating to the whole world: the global problem of nuclear wasteComplete and wholeVery and extremeThe Earth and outer space - general wordsContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
globally adverb
Translations of “global”
in Korean 세계의, 지구의…
in Arabic عالَمي…
in Portuguese global…
in Catalan mundial…
in Japanese 世界的な, 全世界の…
in Italian globale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 世界, 全球的, 全世界的…
in Russian глобальный…
in Turkish küresel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世界, 全球的, 全世界的…
in Polish światowy, globalny…
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