Pronunciation: (glō'bul),[key] —adj. 1. pertaining to the whole world; worldwide; universal: the dream of global peace. 2. comprehensive.
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.