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"worldwide" in British English

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worldwideadjective, adverb

uk   /ˌwɜːldˈwaɪd/  us   /ˈwɝːld.waɪd/
B2 existing or ​happening in all ​parts of the ​world: a worldwide ​recession An ​increase in ​averagetemperature by only a few ​degrees could ​causeenvironmentalproblems worldwide.

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

"worldwide" in American English

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worldwideadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈwɜrldˈwɑɪd/
existing or ​happening in all ​parts of the ​world: a worldwide ​recession Their worldwide ​sales were ​growing by 20% a ​year. The ​rockgroup has ​sold six million ​copies of the ​album worldwide.
(Definition of worldwide from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"worldwide" in Business English

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worldwideadjective

uk   us   /ˌwɜːldˈwaɪd/
existing or ​happening in all ​parts of the ​world: a worldwide ​advertisingcampaign The ​drug is ​worth $3.8bn a ​year in worldwide ​sales. He ​estimatescurrent worldwide ​demand at only 2,000 ​vehicles a ​year. It would take a worldwide ​depression to ​drasticallyreduce the ​currentdemand for ​oil.
worldwide
adverb
These three ​industriesemploy more than 20m ​workers worldwide.
(Definition of worldwide from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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