statewide

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  • state-wide

Etymology[edit]

state +‎ -wide

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statewide (not comparable)

  1. Happening in or affecting an entire state (political subdivision of a federal union).
    • 1933, "Negro Education in Georgia", The Crisis, volume 40 (W. E. Burghardt Du Bois, ed.), page 180:
      School monies are derived from two general sources in Georgia—State taxes and local taxes. ¶ The State secures money for its school funds from two sources—a statewide general property tax, and a unit of measure tax on gasoline and kerosene.
    • 2003, Matt Warshaw, The Encyclopedia of Surfing, Harcourt, ISBN 0-15-100579-6, page 670:
      The 1963-founded Surfing Victoria meanwhile held regional and statewide contests; today the organization schedules more than 25 statewide pro and amateur events each year.
    • 2007, Robin Judd, Contested Rituals, Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-0-8014-4545-3, page 145:
      Fewer Saxon and Bavarian cities attempted to implement mandatory stunning laws, but their state parliaments debated the possibility of creating statewide bans on kosher butchering.
  2. Happening in or affecting an entire sovereign state; nationwide.
    • 1941, Simon Kuznets, National Income and Its Composition, 1919–1938, volume 1, page 51:
      But should economic science further such attempts by accepting those doctrines at their face value, couching all its discourse in terms of statewide economies, and making its basic estimates in terms of national totals, i.e., totals for the relatively artificial boundaries of states?
    • 1993, Zdzisław Mach, Symbols, Conflict, and Identity, State University of New York Press, ISBN 0-7914-1465-5, pages 96–97:
      All their activities in the economic and political sphere were related to the state’s law and were performed within the statewide market for labor and commodities, and their citizen’s rights could be exercised in state elections. All these facts and forces favored the identification of the people with their state but they did not explain why this state had to be national, why the national ties were developed simultaneously with the creation of citizen states.
    • 2007, Josep M. Colomer, Great Empires, Small Nations, Routledge, ISBN 0-415-43774-1, page 46:
      Along with the rise of modern states came the establishment of statewide official currencies with the aim of protecting the corresponding markets and increasing trade within state territories.

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statewide (not comparable)

  1. Throughout a state (political subdivision of a federal union).
    • 2003, Matt Warshaw, The Encyclopedia of Surfing, Harcourt, ISBN 0-15-100579-6, page 554:
      Sharks are an ever-present hazard in South Australia…as of 2002 there had been nearly 50 attacks statewide, including a 48-hour period in September 2000 that saw two surfer fatalities.
    • 2005, Douglas Cazaux Sackman, Orange Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden, University of California Press, ISBN 0-520-23886-9, page 280:
      After an unsuccessful attempt to have The Grapes of Wrath banned statewide (the effort backfired), the AF commissioned and distributed a barrage of counternarratives.
    • 2011, Marc J. Roberts & Michael R. Reich, Pharmaceutical Reform, The World Bank, ISBN 978-0-8213-8760-3, page 152:
      The state of Jalisco hired a single pharmacy company to provide all such medicines statewide.
  2. Throughout a sovereign state; nationwide.
    • 2004, Carol Skalnik Leff, "Democratization and Disintegration in the Multinational States: The Breakup of the Communist Federations", in Timothy J. Sinclair (ed.), Global Governance, volume II, Routledge, ISBN 0-415-27663-2, page 166:
      Alternatives to the core Spanish identity were pressing only in the Catalon and Basque regions and not statewide.
    • 2005, Benjamin Frommer, National Cleansing, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-81067-1, page 216:
      In the end, the Communist Party scored a stunning victory in the 26 May 1946 election, winning more than 40 percent in the Czech provinces and taking a substantial plurality of the vote statewide.
    • 2012, Ralph Pettman, Psychopathology and World Politics, World Scientific, ISBN 981-4338-69-9, page 179:
      The Solomons do not cohere ethnographically (there are 70 languages spoken statewide) and nor are they likely to, at least, not in the short term. This does not bode well for the capacity of any Solomons government to win national legitimacy.

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