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English definition of “stride”

stride

noun [C] (DEVELOPMENT)    /straɪd/
an important positive development: The West made impressive strides in improving energy efficiency after the huge rises in oil prices during the 70s. The group has made strides to expand internationally.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
(Definition of stride noun (DEVELOPMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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