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Meaning of “widespread” in the English Dictionary

"widespread" in British English

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widespreadadjective

uk   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 ​yearsold. 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)
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