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"sweeping" in British English

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sweepingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈswiː.pɪŋ/
affecting many things or ​people; ​large: It is ​obvious that sweeping changes are ​needed in the ​legalsystem. We need to make sweeping cuts to ​ourbudget.sweeping statement/generalization disapproving something that you say or write that is too ​general and that has not been ​carefullythought about: Sweeping ​generalizations about this ​complex and ​difficultsituation are not ​helpful.
(Definition of sweeping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sweeping" in American English

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sweepingadjective

 us   /ˈswi·pɪŋ/
having ​greateffect or ​range: The ​proposalcalls for sweeping ​changes in ​publicland use.
(Definition of sweeping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sweeping" in Business English

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sweepingadjective

uk   us   /ˈswiːpɪŋ/
making a ​big difference to a particular ​situation and affecting a lot of ​people: sweeping changes/cuts/reforms The ​party has ​embarked on a ​series of sweeping ​reforms.
(Definition of sweeping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sweeping”
in Chinese (Simplified) 广泛的, 影响广泛的,大的…
in Turkish her şeyi herkesi etkisi altına alan…
in Russian радикальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廣泛的, 影響廣泛的,大的…
in Polish gruntowny, radykalny…
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