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broadly
American English: /ˈbrɔdli/
British English: /ˈbrɔːdli/

Translation of broadly in Spanish:

adverb

  • 1 (generally, approximately) See examples: the two systems are broadly similar
    en líneas generales, los dos sistemas son similares
    it's broadly true to say that …
    a grandes rasgos podría decirse que …
    their route broadly followed the course of the river
    siguieron más o menos el curso del río
    broadly speaking
    en líneas generales
    hablando en términos generales
    Example sentences
    • No doubt there are more but, broadly speaking, the situation is this, we would submit.
    • There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of relativism, cultural and cognitive.
    • And hence the proper way to arrive at such a criterion is, broadly speaking, inductive.
  • 2 (widely)
    (grin/smile)
    de oreja a oreja
    Example sentences
    • The teenager, who plays Harry, grinned broadly and posed for the cameras.
    • The Expert Temp grinning broadly behind the staff member sensed this, and leered at me.
    • When he heard about this seemingly overdue admission by the trainer, Carberry grinned broadly.

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