Meaning of “widespread” in the English Dictionary

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"widespread" in British English

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widespreadadjective

uk /ˌwaɪdˈspred/ us /ˌwaɪdˈspred/

C1 existing or happening in many places and/or among many people:

There are reports of widespread flooding in northern France.
Malnutrition in the region is widespread - affecting up to 78 percent of children under five years old.
The campaign has received widespread support.

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

"widespread" in American English

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widespreadadjective

us /ˈwɑɪdˈspred/

existing or happening in many places or among many people:

Minnesota has experienced widespread flooding.

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