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widespread

From Wiktionary
widespread is on the Academic Word List.

Word parts[change]

wide + spread

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ˌwaɪdˈsprɛd/ or /ˈwaɪdˌsprɛd/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
widespread

Comparative
more widespread

Superlative
most widespread

  1. If something is widespread, it happens or exists in many situations or places.
    This particular bird is only found here, but similar species are very widespread.
    There is a widespread belief that when we are born we are like a blank sheet of paper.

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