Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) If something is widespread, it happens or exists in many situations or places.

Examples: (adjective) There is a widespread belief that when we are born we are like a blank sheet of paper. This is generally not true. (adjective) This particular bird is only found here, but similar species are very widespread.

Synonyms: adjectives: extensive, broad, common.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 C