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English definition of “broad”

broad

adjective     /brɔːd/
WIDE B1 wide: broad shoulders a broad smileMeasurements in generalWide and thick
a broad range/variety, etc B1 a group that includes many different things or people: a broad range of subjectsDifferent and differenceGroups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures
a broad outline/picture, etc a general description, without detail: This is just a broad outline of the proposal.General
SPEECH A broad accent (= way of speaking from a region) is very noticeable: a broad Irish accentWays of speaking
in broad daylight during the day when it is light and people can see: He was attacked in broad daylight.Light
(Definition of broad adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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