1 adj You can use global to describe something that happens in all parts of the world or affects all parts of the world.
usu ADJ n
...a global ban on nuclear testing..., On a global scale, AIDS may well become the leading cause of infant death.
...a globally familiar trade name.
2 adj A global view or vision of a situation is one in which all the different aspects of it are considered. usu ADJ n ...the global view, the ability to make wider decisions based on a knowledge of all the facts, not just some of them., ...a global vision of contemporary societies.
global positioning system ( global positioning systems plural ) A global positioning system is a system that uses signals from satellites to find out the position of an object. The abbreviation GPS is also used. n-count
When people talk about the global reach of a company or industry, they mean its ability to have customers in many different parts of the world. (BUSINESS) n-sing
The company does not yet have the global reach of its bigger competitors..., It would have to grow by acquisitions or joint ventures to achieve global reach...
People sometimes refer to the world as a global village when they want to emphasize that all the different parts of the world form one community linked together by electronic communications, especially the Internet. n-sing
Now that we are all part of the global village, everyone becomes a neighbour.
Global warming is the gradual rise in the earth's temperature caused by high levels of carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere. n-uncount
The threat of global warming will eventually force the US to slow down its energy consumption.
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