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English definition of “global”

global

adjective uk   /ˈɡləʊ.bəl/ us    /ˈɡloʊ-/

global adjective (WORLD)

B2 relating to the whole world: a global catastrophe/problemThe Earth and outer space - general words

global adjective (ALL PARTS)

considering or relating to all parts of a situation or subject: This report gives a global picture of the company's finances.Complete and wholeVery and extreme
globally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
B2 The company has to be able to compete globally (= across the whole world). We need to look at this issue globally (= to look at all parts of it).The Earth and outer space - general wordsComplete and wholeVery and extreme
(Definition of global from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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