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Princeton's WordNet

  1. widening, broadeningnoun

    an increase in width

  2. turnout, wideningnoun

    a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park

  3. widening, broadeningnoun

    the act of making something wider


  1. wideningnoun

    The action of the verb widen.

  2. wideningadjective

    Of things that are growing wider.

  3. wideningadjective

    Of things that are separate, with increasing separation.

    The widening gap between rich and poor creates social problems.


  1. widening

    Widening refers to the act of making something broader, larger, or more extensive. This could refer to a range of processes or actions, from increasing the scope of a study or discussion, to physically expanding the dimensions of a room or road. It can also refer to actions like broadening one's skills or knowledge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Widening

    of Widen

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of widening in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of widening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of widening in a Sentence

  1. Ioannis Theotokas:

    The widening of The Suez Canal will make it easier for salvage operations... even if it does not erase the risk of repeating the incident.

  2. Song Myung-sub:

    The technological gap between Samsung and its competitors in fields such as DRAM and NAND has been widening lately, which helps the company avoid the rate of profit decline seen at other firms.

  3. Carl Jung:

    In studying the history of the human mind one is impressed again and again by the fact that the growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and that each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement. One could almost say that nothing is more hateful to man than to give up even a particle of his unconsciousness. Ask those who have tried to introduce a new idea!

  4. Jim Reid:

    U.S./China trade newsflow seemed to take a backward step ahead of important talks this week and UK/EU Brexit talks not only unraveled but the relationship between the two sides seems to be in danger of breaking down completely, so the obvious cracks that have been appearing over more than four decades of globalization are in danger of widening significantly in the days and weeks ahead.

  5. Li Keqiang:

    It is two-way traffic, ...Opening up has been a key driver of China's reform agenda so we will continue to open wider to the world, including widening market access for foreign investors.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    A jejune
    B lacerate
    C irascible
    D commensal

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