Definition of “global” - English Dictionary

“global” in British English

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globaladjective

uk /ˈɡləʊ.bəl/ us /ˈɡloʊ.bəl/

global adjective (WORLD)

B2 relating to the whole world:

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  • We have the chance to build an outward-looking Europe that lives up to its global responsibilities.
  • They have attempted to chart the global temperature variations over the last 140 years.
  • As leader, he opened up exciting vistas of global co-operation.
  • A global study has just been started to chart the effects of climate change.
  • Changes like this will impact on the global economy.
globally
adverb uk /ˈɡləʊ.bəl.i/ us /ˈɡloʊ.bəl.i/

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).

(Definition of “global” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“global” in American English

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globaladjective

us /ˈɡloʊ·bəl/

politics & government relating to the whole world:

We hope an era of peace and global cooperation has begun.
globally
adverb us /ˈɡloʊ·bə·li/

The company is trying to compete globally.

(Definition of “global” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“global” in Business English

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globaladjective

uk /ˈɡləʊbəl/ us

including or affecting the whole world:

The President argued that technology and his energy plans "will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change."
a global catastrophe/problem

considering or relating to all parts of a situation or subject:

This report gives a global picture of the company's finances.
go global

to start operating in countries all over the world:

The firm made its bid to go global by taking over a leading American electronics distributor.
globally
adverb

The company has to be able to compete globally.

(Definition of “global” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)