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English adjective: worldwide

1. worldwide spanning or extending throughout the entire world

SamplesWorldwide distribution.
A worldwide epidemic.




2. worldwide 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, world-wide



3. worldwide 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, world-wide


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive

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