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global

glob·al

global

 
 
pronunciation:
glo bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with the whole earth; worldwide; universal.
The pollution of the oceans is a global concern.
 
synonyms:
universal, worldwide
antonyms:
local
similar words:
far-reaching, intercontinental, planetary
definition 2: taking into account all the parts that make up the whole of something.
We need to take a global approach to taking care of our health.
synonyms:
comprehensive, extensive, general
similar words:
exhaustive, inclusive, overall, sweeping, thorough, vast
definition 3: in the shape of a globe; spherical.
synonyms:
globular, spherical
similar words:
globoid, orbicular, ovate, rounded
derivation: globally (adv.)
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