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broad-based

[brawd-beyst] /ˈbrɔdˌbeɪst/
adjective
1.
involving participation or support by a broad spectrum of things or people:
The senator had a broad-based campaign.
Origin
broad base + -ed3
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Examples for broad-based
  • Flight: small but chunky swallow with a shallowly forked tail and broad-based triangular wings.
  • The broad-based patent does not protect specific drugs.
  • The student protesters represent the radical edge of a broad-based civic movement for democracy and rights.
  • There were, said this sneering envoy, no broad-based people in his party's ranks.
  • Our new colleagues will join a broad-based, inclusive information school.
  • We need a tax that is broad-based and low rate to raise revenue for the government.
  • While a broad-based movement builds, more immediate levers of change present themselves.
  • In contrast, large-scale, broad-based proposals may have a better chance of success simply by virtue of their comprehensiveness.
  • But broad-based population screening is at this point premature and not the best use of resources.
  • Demonstrations in support of the judge swelled through the spring, soon morphing into a broad-based pro-democracy movement.

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