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spread

noun (AREA COVERED)    /spred/
B2 [S] the development or growth of something so that it covers a larger area or affects a larger number of people: The spread of the disease in the last few years has been alarming.Spreading and scattering [S] the area or range covered by something: The survey found a wide spread of opinion over the proposed new building.Range and limits [C] a large article or advertisement covering one or more pages in a newspaper or magazine: There's a double-page spread on the latest fashions.Headlines and features in newspapers and magazines
(Definition of spread noun (AREA COVERED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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