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Meaning of widespread

wide•spread

Pronunciation: (wīd'spred'), [key]
— adj.
  1. spread over or open, or occupying a wide space.
  2. distributed over a wide region, or occurring in many places or among many persons or individuals: widespread poverty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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