Meaning of “sweeping” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “sweeping” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sweeping" in American English

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us /ˈswi·pɪŋ/

having great effect or range:

The proposal calls for sweeping changes in public land use.

(Definition of “sweeping” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sweeping" in Business English

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uk /ˈswiːpɪŋ/ us

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)