plan·​et·​wide ˈpla-nət-ˈwīd How to pronounce planetwide (audio)
: extending throughout or involving an entire planet

Examples of planetwide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scrubjay and his partner, a journalist cat named Moose, become embroiled in a crisis dictated by a planetwide housing shortage caused by corporate avarice. Paul Di Filippo, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2023 An international team of 37 experts called the EAT-Lancet Commission has generated the first scientific targets for a nutritionally sound and sustainably produced planetwide diet. National Geographic, 13 Jan. 2023 Deccan Traps was already underway before the impact, and a Science Advances study published in February suggests both the asteroid hit and Deccan Traps activity coincided with a general uptick in planetwide volcanism. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 12 Sep. 2022 The new mission couldn’t come at a better time for Mars scientists, with Opportunity incommunicado since planetwide dust storms struck Mars in June. Giuliana Viglione, Discover Magazine, 26 Oct. 2018 By the Red List reckoning, the planetwide total for all wild apes amounts to 350,000 individuals, down from premodern figures estimated in the millions. Natalie Angier, New York Times, 6 June 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of planetwide was in 1920

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“Planetwide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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