• (British) IPA: /ˈɡləʊbəl/
  • (America) enPR: glō'bəl, IPA: /ˈɡloʊbəl/


  1. Spherical, ball-shaped.
    In the center was a small, global mass.
  2. (not comparable) Of or relating to a globe or sphere.
  3. Concerning all parts of the world.
    Pollution is a global problem.
  4. (not comparable, computing) Of a variable, accessible by all parts of a program.
    Global variables keep support engineers employed.
  5. Which has to be considered in its entirety.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: esferal
  • Russian: сфери́ческий
Translations Translations
  • German: global
  • Portuguese: global
  • Russian: глоба́льный

global (plural globals)

  1. (computing) A globally scoped identifier.

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