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  1. across a wide area:Seismologists say the earthquake was broadly felt because the hard granite in the area of the epicenter strongly conducts ground motion.

  2. to a great extent; widely: Which of these principles and values do you think are the most broadly shared by your neighbors?

  1. to a similar extent; generally: Production is expected to be broadly in line with last year’s, setting us up for another record harvest.

  2. in a widely diffused or bright manner:The curtains opened, revealing several characters milling about on a broadly lit stage.

  3. in a way that is not limited, narrow, or overly specific: Network-connected computers are broadly categorized as either servers or workstations.

  4. in a plain, clear, or bold manner:She knew immediately that the broadly scrawled handwriting on the note was her brother’s.Most of the people in these photographs are grinning broadly and looking directly into the camera.

Origin of broadly


Words Nearby broadly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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