Entry from US English dictionary
Affecting or involving all areas and departments of government: a governmentwide program to determine if work in the nation’s forests could be done better by private contractors
More example sentences
- It's early in the governmentwide reorganization of homeland security, and the ultimate role of the US military is still in play.
- However, a year later, amid continuing controversy, President Jimmy Carter ordered a governmentwide crackdown on what he termed ‘the excessively large volume of consulting and expert services.’
- The military preferred to exacerbate a governmentwide shortage of Arabic-speakers rather than relax its gay ban, though the policy stigmatizes patriots and injures the military's readiness.
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