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English noun: spreading

1. spreading (event) process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space


Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel

Narrower (hyponym)diffusion, dispersion, invasion, irradiation, radiation, scattering

2. spreading (communication) the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

Synonymsairing, dissemination, public exposure

Broader (hypernym)transmission

Narrower (hyponym)circulation, extension, propagation

3. spreading (act) act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time


Broader (hypernym)extension

Narrower (hyponym)circulation, decentralisation, decentralization, diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, dissemination, scatter, scattering, strewing

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