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widely
American English: /ˈwaɪdli/
British English: /ˈwʌɪdli/

Translation of widely in Spanish:

adverb

  • 1.1 (extensively) See examples: she is very widely traveled
    ha viajado mucho
    a widely read young man
    un joven de extensa cultura
    opposition to the regime is widely based
    la oposición al régimen tiene una base muy amplia
    these products are now widely available
    estos productos se consiguen con facilidad ahora
    it was widely publicized
    se le dio gran publicidad
    fue muy publicitado
    1.2 (commonly) See examples: it is widely believed that …
    comúnmente se cree que …
    it is not widely understood that …
    no se suele entender que …
    a widely held view
    una opinión muy extendida
    a widely used brand of detergent
    una marca de detergente muy usada
    a widely respected figure
    una figura muy respetada
    a widely read newspaper
    un diario muy leído
    a 19th century author still widely read today
    un autor del siglo XIX que se lee mucho aún hoy
    1.3 (to a large degree)
    (vary)
    the two styles are widely different
    los dos estilos son muy diferentes
    Example sentences
    • The union also said the use of the orders varied widely in different parts of the country.
    • The date and length of the flowering season varied widely among the different clones.
    • The scope of the duty varies widely according to the nature of the employment.

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    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.