Definition of widespread
- widespread public interest
- low, widespread hood and fenders
- a widespread erosion surface
- —C. B. Hitchcock
There is widespread public interest in the election.
Trade partners had become more widespread.
There was widespread opposition to the plan.
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: common over a wide area or among many people
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