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adverb widely pronunciation in British English /ˈwaɪdli/

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  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.

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