[gloh-buh l] /ˈgloʊ bəl/
pertaining to the whole world; worldwide; universal:
the dream of global peace.
of, relating to, or using a terrestrial or .
(of a computer operation, linguistic rule, etc.) operating on a group of similar strings, commands, etc., in a single step.
covering, influencing, or relating to the whole world
by 1910, from global + -ly (2).
1670s, “spherical,” from globe + -al (1). Meaning “worldwide, universal” is from 1892, from French. Global village first attested 1960, popularized, if not coined, by Canadian educator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980).
Postliterate man’s electronic media contract the world to a village or tribe where everything happens to everyone at the same time: everyone knows about, and therefore participates in, everything that is happening the minute it happens. Television gives this quality of simultaneity to events in the global village. [Carpenter & McLuhan, “Explorations in Communication,” 1960]
global glob·al (glō’bəl)
- Global network navigator
(GNN) A collection of free services provided by O’Reilly & Associates. The Whole Internet Catalog describes the most useful Net resources and services with live links to those resources. The GNN Business Pages list companies on the Internet. The Internet Help Desk provides help in starting Internetq exploration. NetNews is a weekly publication that reports […]
noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. a system of earth-orbiting satellites, transmitting signals continuously towards the earth, that enables the position of a receiving device on or near the earth’s surface to be accurately estimated from the difference in arrival times of the signals GPS Global Positioning System (glō’bəl) A system of satellites combined with […]
- Global product
noun 1. a commercial product, such as Coca Cola, that is marketed throughout the world under the same brand name
- Global rule
noun 1. (in transformational grammar) a rule that makes reference to nonconsecutive stages of a derivation