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nationwide

[ney-shuh n-wahyd]
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adjective
  1. extending throughout the nation: The incident aroused nationwide interest.
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Origin of nationwide

First recorded in 1910–15; nation + -wide
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nationwide

adjective
  1. covering or available to the whole of a nation; nationala nationwide survey
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Word Origin and History for nation-wide

nationwide

adj.

1915, from nation + wide.

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