Pronunciation: (glō'bul), [key]
1. pertaining to the whole world; worldwide; universal: the dream of global peace.
3. globular; globe-shaped.
4. of, pertaining to, or using a terrestrial or celestial globe.
5. (of a computer operation, linguistic rule, etc.) operating on a group of similar strings, commands, etc., in a single step.
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