The terms, global and local correspond to a variable's reach within a script or program. A global variable is one that can be accessed anywhere. A local variable can be accessed only within its frame. A local variable cannot be accessed globally.
Global variables are the one that are defined and declared outside a function and can be used anywhere.
If a variable with same name is defined inside the scope of a function then it will print the value given inside the function only and not the global value.
The given code is re-written to show how the global variable is accessed both inside and outside the function foo.
# This function uses global variable k k = "I like green tea" def foo(): print k #accessing global variable inside function foo() print k #accessing global variable outside function
C:/Users/TutorialsPoint1/~.py I like green tea I like green tea