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global (adj.)

1670s, "spherical," from globe + -al (1). Meaning "worldwide, universal, pertaining to the whole globe of the earth" is from 1892, from a sense development in 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]

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Definitions of global

global (adj.)
involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope;
global monetary policy
global war
Synonyms: planetary / world / worldwide / world-wide
global (adj.)
having the shape of a sphere or ball; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey;
Synonyms: ball-shaped / globose / globular / orbicular / spheric / spherical
From wordnet.princeton.edu