WOTW: global

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triplo word of the week - global

“Global” is an adjective with one main meaning and one related meaning. Let’s find out what it means and how to use it.

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The meaning of the adjective “global” is worldwide or relating to the whole world.

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+ Think global, act local.

+ Recently, there has been a downturn in the global economy.

+ The world wide web has a global reach and allows people to connect across borders.

+ COVID-19 has been a global health emergency.

+ The conflict is having a global impact.

+ Companies want to be part of the global marketplace.

+ The recent changes in the climate have been rapid and global in extent. 

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The related meaning of the adjective “global” is something that includes the whole of something or all of a group of things.

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+ We need global data to see the long-term changes.

+ Measurements taken from different places give us a global picture of the changes.

+ We try to give the students a global picture of the subject before looking at the details.

+ Our entire global division was scrapped.

+ You need to get a global picture of modern art, not just the local scene.

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The pronunciation is /ˈɡləʊbl/.

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This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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