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adverb widely pronunciation in British English /ˈwaɪdli/
  1. 1
    by a lot of people, or in a lot of places
    It is widely expected that the Socialists will call early elections.
    Organic foods are now much more widely available.
    He has travelled widely in South America.
    a newspaper that is widely read (=read by a lot of people)
    She’s very widely read (=she has read a lot of books).
  2. 2
    by a large amount, or to a large degree
    Prices vary widely for products that appear to be very similar.
    Officials have voiced widely different views on the best way forward.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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