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[wahyd-reyn-jing] /ˈwaɪdˈreɪn dʒɪŋ/
extending over a large area; extensive or diversified in scope:
wide-ranging lands; a wide-ranging discussion.
Origin of wide-ranging
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • wide-ranging studies of ocean-borne radioactivity were initiated by the Japanese.

    Atoms, Nature, and Man Neal O. Hines
  • Hyla eximia is a wide-ranging species varying greatly geographically and individually.

  • For such work his big nature and strange character were well fitted, and his wide-ranging mind appreciated the extent of the task.

    Cecil Rhodes Princess Catherine Radziwill
  • But it was the outdoor, wide-ranging life that best contented him, so the mice were by no means all driven out.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The citadel affords, it is said, a wide-ranging view, but we prefer the arcades and the people to the heat of the climb.

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