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[wurld-wahyd] /ˈwɜrldˈwaɪd/
extending or spread throughout the world.
Also, world-wide.
Origin of worldwide
1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For countless families worldwide, cookies define holiday tradition.
  • worldwide popularity is in fact the sole downside of operating an icon.
  • Non-communicable diseases account for the majority of deaths worldwide.
  • The cost of telecommunications has fallen worldwide.
  • Other scientists, government leaders, inventors and investors worldwide want to hear from him.
  • Archaeological finds worldwide have helped researchers to fill out the story of human evolution and migration.
  • He did, and the resulting photograph was quickly on its way to being published worldwide.
  • With increased rates of vaccination, though, incidence of the disease is declining worldwide.
  • Acid rain destroyed fish populations in lakes and streams, harmed fragile soils and damaged millions of acres of forest worldwide.
  • In that time, overfishing has allowed seaweed and algae to grow unchecked, smothering coral worldwide.
British Dictionary definitions for worldwide


applying or extending throughout the world; universal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for worldwide

1630s, from world + wide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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