Definition of global adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    global

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    NAmE//ˈɡloʊbl//
     
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  1. 1covering or affecting the whole world global issues The commission is calling for a global ban on whaling. the company's domestic and global markets AWL Collocationsglobethe globe nounaround, across, throughout, all overIn this study, archaeological accounts from around the globe provide rich and varied examples on which to draw.global adjectiveeconomy, market, marketplace climate capitalism scale, reachAn emerging global economy heralded social and cultural changes.globally adjectivereverberate compete expand circulate source somethingThe United States remains an attractive place for manufacturing companies to operate, and a base from which they can compete globally.competitive dispersed, distributed recognized orientedThe algae are globally distributed, with greatest densities occurring in the Caribbean Sea.globalization nounengender something entail somethingGlobalization has entailed the closer economic integration of the countries of the world.economic, free-market, market corporate cultural politicalIn this article, I focus specifically on economic globalization. Topic CollocationsInternational Relationstrade facilitate/regulate trade (with other countries) form/join a trading bloc live in/compete in a global/the world economy support/promote free trade adopt/call for/oppose protectionist measures erect/impose/reduce/remove trade barriers impose/lift/raise/eliminate import tariffs (on something) have/run a huge/large/growing trade surplus/deficit embrace/resist/drive globalizationpolitics and law handle/talk about/discuss foreign policy pursue an aggressive/a hawkish foreign policy require/use/conduct diplomacy establish/break off/sever/restore diplomatic relations/ties foster/promote/strengthen regional cooperation facilitate/achieve economic/political integration exercise/defend/protect/transfer/restore/regain national/state/full/limited sovereignty consolidate/extend/lose/retain your power (in the region) hold/maintain/change/alter/shift the balance of power (in the region) cause/create/open/expose/heal/repair a deep/growing/major/serious rift between X and Ymeetings and agreements have/hold/host/attend an international conference/an economic forum/a G20 summit lead/launch a new round of global/multilateral/world trade negotiations send/head/lead/meet a high-level/an official/a trade delegation facilitate/begin/start/continue/resume peace talks be committed to/be opposed to/disrupt/undermine/derail/sabotage the peace process negotiate/achieve a lasting political settlement broker/sign a peace deal/agreement/treatyconflict be/constitute/pose a threat to global security compromise/endanger/protect national security justify/be in favor of/support/be against/oppose military intervention threaten/authorize/launch/take/support/oppose unilateral/preemptive military action impose/enforce/lift/end economic sanctions/an arms embargo/a naval blockade close/protect/secure/patrol the border lead/be involved in a peacekeeping operationaid negotiate/announce a $15 billion aid package/an economic stimulus package send/provide/request/cut off military aid bring/provide emergency/humanitarian relief deliver/distribute medical supplies/food supplies fund/run a foreign/a local/an international NGO reduce/eradicate/combat/fight child/global/world poverty
  2. 2considering or including all parts of something We need to take a more global approach to the problem. global searches on the database They sent a global e-mail to all staff.
NAmE//ˈɡloʊbəli//
 
adverb We need to start thinking globally. AWL Collocationsglobethe globe nounaround, across, throughout, all overIn this study, archaeological accounts from around the globe provide rich and varied examples on which to draw.global adjectiveeconomy, market, marketplace climate capitalism scale, reachAn emerging global economy heralded social and cultural changes.globally adjectivereverberate compete expand circulate source somethingThe United States remains an attractive place for manufacturing companies to operate, and a base from which they can compete globally.competitive dispersed, distributed recognized orientedThe algae are globally distributed, with greatest densities occurring in the Caribbean Sea.globalization nounengender something entail somethingGlobalization has entailed the closer economic integration of the countries of the world.economic, free-market, market corporate cultural politicalIn this article, I focus specifically on economic globalization.
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