Wide-spread

widespread

[wahyd-spred]
adjective
1.
spread over or open, or occupying a wide space.
2.
distributed over a wide region, or occurring in many places or among many persons or individuals: widespread poverty.

Origin:
1695–1705; wide + spread


2. far-reaching, extensive, pervasive, far-flung.
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widespread (ˈwaɪdˌsprɛd)
 
adj
1.  extending over a wide area
2.  accepted by or occurring among many people

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