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[ney-shuh n-wahyd] /ˈneɪ ʃənˈwaɪd/
extending throughout the nation:
The incident aroused nationwide interest.
Origin of nationwide
1910-15; nation + -wide Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for nationwide


covering or available to the whole of a nation; national: a nationwide survey
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Word Origin and History for nationwide

1915, from nation + wide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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