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Involving or extending throughout the entire world; universal: a worldwide epidemic.
Throughout the world: distributed worldwide.
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applying or extending throughout the world; universal
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or world′-wide′,

adj., adv.
throughout the world.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.worldwide - spanning or extending throughout the entire world; "worldwide distribution"; "a worldwide epidemic"
intercontinental - extending or taking place between or among continents; "intercontinental exploration"; "intercontinental flights"
2.worldwide - involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance"
international - concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations; "international affairs"; "an international agreement"; "international waters"
3.worldwide - of worldwide scope or applicabilityworldwide - of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
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adjective global, general, international, universal, ubiquitous, omnipresent, pandemic Doctors fear a worldwide epidemic of this disease.
national, local, limited, narrow, restricted, confined, provincial, parochial, insular
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So pervasive and all-inclusive as to exist in or affect the whole world:
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A. ADJmundial, universal
B. ADVmundialmente, en todo el mundo
it's known worldwidees mundialmente conocido, es conocido en todo el mundo
to travel worldwideviajar por todo el mundo
C. CPD the Worldwide Web N (Internet) → el World Wide Web, el WWW
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(wəːld) noun
1. the planet Earth. every country of the world.
2. the people who live on the planet Earth. The whole world is waiting for a cure for cancer.
3. any planet etc. people from other worlds.
4. a state of existence. Many people believe that after death the soul enters the next world; Do concentrate! You seem to be living in another world.
5. an area of life or activity. the insect world; the world of the international businessman.
6. a great deal. The holiday did him a/the world of good.
7. the lives and ways of ordinary people. He's been a monk for so long that he knows nothing of the (outside) world.
ˈworldly adjective
of or belonging to this world; not spiritual. worldly pleasures.
ˈworldliness noun
ˌworldˈwide adjective, adverb
(extending over or found) everywhere in the world. a worldwide sales network; Their products are sold worldwide.
World Wide WebWWWthe best of both worlds
the advantages of both the alternatives in a situation etc in which one can normally only expect to have one. A woman has the best of both worlds when she has a good job and a happy family life.
for all the world
exactly, quite etc. What a mess you're in! You look for all the world as if you'd had an argument with an express train.
out of this world
unbelievably marvellous. The concert was out of this world.
what in the world(?)
used for emphasis when asking a question. What in the world have you done to your hair?
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References in classic literature ?
I was sure that I had found at last the one true cosmopolite since Adam, and I listened to his worldwide discourse fearful lest I should discover in it the local note of the mere globe-trotter.
All he knew was that he could not eat the flesh of this black man, and thus hereditary instinct, ages old, usurped the functions of his untaught mind and saved him from transgressing a worldwide law of whose very existence he was ignorant.
However, it is not becoming for an obscure teacher of languages to criticize a "heroic fugitive" of worldwide celebrity.
In a day or two it was announced to all the town, that Edmund Sparkler, Esquire, son-in-law of the eminent Mr Merdle of worldwide renown, was made one of the Lords of the Circumlocution Office; and proclamation was issued, to all true believers, that this admirable appointment was to be hailed as a graceful and gracious mark of homage, rendered by the graceful and gracious Decimus, to that commercial interest which must ever in a great commercial country-- and all the rest of it, with blast of trumpet.
The panel of meetings started on a positive note with Bhramar with partners from Greece Katerina Mousbeh, MD of Mideast Travel worldwide and Christina Karamihos, CEO, The Concierge, Thessaloniki, Greece from meeting Harry Theoharis, Greek Tourism Minister.
Based on YRC Worldwide management projections, analysts predict an EPS loss of 6 cents on revenue of $1.29 billion.
Los Angeles, Calif.-based national wholesale insurance broker Worldwide Facilities has signed an agreement with Genstar Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, for an investment in Worldwide Facilities.
"We're excited to align with AIR, whose world-class suite of models will provide deeper insight to our organization's catastrophic risk," said Nicolas Papadopoulo, chairman and chief executive officer, Arch Worldwide Insurance Group.
"We are excited that Worldwide Animal Travel is expanding into Ontario, so we can ensure all pets travel safely with or to their families across Canada," said Bruno Mansueto, Worldwide Animal Travel President and IPATA Regional Director of the Americas.
It has now emerged that the departure of BBC Worldwide meant PS1.147m was left outstanding on a loan because revenue targets were not met by the attraction.
has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

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