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wide-ranging (comparative more wide-ranging, superlative most wide-ranging)

  1. Occurring over a wide range; appearing throughout a broad region, or extending over a diverse spectrum of possibilities.
    • 1963 September, “The new Tyne and Healey Mills yards of the North Eastern”, in Modern Railways, page 169:
      At least half of this traffic is coal from the Yorkshire pits, an increasing amount of which is running in block trains that bypass the yard on the main line; the remainder is wide-ranging in its diversity, from wool to wine and textiles to timber.