Widening - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwaɪdənɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word widening
Brit.  |ˈwaɪdənɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word widening
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to widen

noun

- an increase in width (syn: broadening)
- a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park (syn: turnout)
- the act of making something wider (syn: broadening)

Examples

It was a pity that the old theatre had to be knocked down to make way for the widening of the road.

They're widening the road.

The gap between rich and poor seems to be widening.

It seems that the trade gap is widening (=the difference between the amount a country imports and exports).

The divide between rich and poor countries is widening / growing / increasing.

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