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[fahr-fluhng] /ˈfɑrˈflʌŋ/
extending over a great distance.
widely disbursed or distributed.
Origin of far-flung
Can be confused
far-fetched, far-flung, far-reaching. Unabridged
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  • Students at far-flung campuses can now participate simultaneously during lectures with the push of a button.
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  • Then there is the story of how the exchange of data between far-flung computers gets easier every day.
  • It is the unique record of some far-flung collection of particles in the early universe.
  • Its workers abandoned tight-knit cities for ever more far-flung suburbs, requiring longer commutes.
  • Besides, the managers of multinationals' far-flung operations are less and less likely to be expatriates these days.
  • The lesson was not lost on other firms with far-flung global supply chains.
British Dictionary definitions for far-flung


widely distributed
far distant; remote
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Word Origin and History for far-flung

1895, from far + past tense of fling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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