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widespread

[ wahyd-spred ]
/ ˈwaɪdˈsprɛd /
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adjective
spread over or open, or occupying a wide space.
distributed over a wide region, or occurring in many places or among many persons or individuals: widespread poverty.
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Origin of widespread

First recorded in 1695–1705; wide + spread
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British Dictionary definitions for widespread

widespread
/ (ˈwaɪdˌsprɛd) /

adjective
extending over a wide area
accepted by or occurring among many people
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