widely distributed

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Adj.1.widely distributed - growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
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It is easily wrought, is very widely distributed, forming the base of most of the rocks, is three times lighter than iron, and seems to have been created for the express purpose of furnishing us with the material for our projectile."
Then immense spaces, no longer arid plains, but real seas, oceans, widely distributed, reflecting on their liquid surface all the dazzling magic of the fires of space; and, lastly, on the surface of the continents, large dark masses, looking like immense forests under the rapid illumination of a brilliance.
Yet the advantage of plumed seeds no doubt stands in the closest relation to the land being already thickly clothed by other plants; so that the seeds may be widely distributed and fall on unoccupied ground.
In their habits they well supply the place of our carrion-crows, magpies, and ravens; a tribe of birds widely distributed over the rest of the world, but entirely absent in South America.
Borthrop Trumbull, a distinguished bachelor and auctioneer of those parts, much concerned in the sale of land and cattle: a public character, indeed, whose name was seen on widely distributed placards, and who might reasonably be sorry for those who did not know of him.
But even this would hardly explain the enormous omnipresence and widely distributed detail of "The Bruno Case," or "The Passage Mystery," in the Press of London and the provinces.
A species of tree having several varieties, of which the familiar "itching palm" ( Palma hominis ) is most widely distributed and sedulously cultivated.
Readers may like to know that full details of all the events, including booking arrangements where required, are in our local brochure, now widely distributed across the district and available via the Discover Huddersfield website, or at www.heritageopendays.org.uk The festival welcomes new entries every year.
The analyst adds that in spite of declines in cigarette consumption, which according to "widely distributed data" fell 4.7% in the 4-week period ending September 8th, the company's convenience store industry sales "appear to confirm that the sector has entered a period of solid growth for grocery and other non-cigarette categories".
It is widely distributed throughout the earth's crust and is found in groundwater supplies in a number of countries.
This is not surprising, said QuickHeal, given that Adobe Flash is one of the most widely distributed products on the internet and because of its popularity, it is often targeted by attackers.