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English adjective: world-wide

1. world-wide involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope


SamplesGlobal war.
Global monetary policy.
Neither national nor continental but planetary.
A world crisis.
Of worldwide significance.


Synonymsglobal, planetary, world, worldwide


Similarinternational


Antonymsnational

2. world-wide spanning or extending throughout the entire world


SamplesWorldwide distribution.
A worldwide epidemic.


Synonymsworldwide


Similarintercontinental


Antonymscontinental

3. world-wide of worldwide scope or applicability


SamplesAn issue of cosmopolitan import.
The shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time.
Universal experience.


Synonymscosmopolitan, ecumenical, general, oecumenical, universal, worldwide


Similarcomprehensive


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive









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