Definition of Broadening

1. Noun. The act of making something wider.

Exact synonyms: Widening
Generic synonyms: Change Of Shape
Antonyms: Narrowing
Derivative terms: Widen



2. Noun. The action of making broader. "The broadening of travel"
Generic synonyms: Development

3. Noun. An increase in width.
Exact synonyms: Widening
Generic synonyms: Growth, Increase, Increment
Antonyms: Narrowing
Derivative terms: Widen

Definition of Broadening

1. Verb. (present participle of broaden) ¹

2. Noun. The act of becoming broader ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Broadening

1. broaden [v] - See also: broaden

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Broadening

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broadcasted
broadcaster
broadcasters
broadcasting
broadcasting company
broadcasting studio
broadcasts
broadcloth
broadcloths
broaden
broaden one's horizons
broadened
broadener
broadeners
broadening (current term)
broadenings
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broadhead
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broadish
broadleaf
broadleafs
broadleaved
broadleaves
broadloom
broadlooms

Literary usage of Broadening

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1. The Origin of Spectra by Paul Darwin Foote, Fred Loomis Mohler (1922)
"THE broadening OF SPECTRAL LINES We have seen that the narrow portion of the line X 2537, ... Rayleigh discusses five different causes for broadening, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"with rise in temperature, due to a broadening of the absorption band in the violet. This rapid broadening of the absorption band into the visible spectrum ..."

3. Methods of Teaching in High Schools by Samuel Chester Parker (1915)
"CHAPTER II broadening PURPOSES OF HIGH-SCHOOL INSTRUCTION To the student. — At the beginning of each chapter will be found a brief statement ..."

4. Ethical Obligations of the Lawyer by Gleason Leonard Archer (1910)
"A broadening of the lawyer's activities should mean a greater prosperity ... The broadening of a lawyer's activities would result in a separation of the ..."

5. A Study of the Short Story by Henry Seidel Canby (1913)
"XI THE FURTHER broadening OF THE FIELD OF THE SHORT STORY WITH Hale, and especially with Harte, the broadening of the field of the short story was well ..."

6. Surety Bonds: Nature, Functions, Underwriting Requirements by Edward Clark Lunt (1922)
"Competition the Chief broadening Force By far the most important reason for the liberalization of fidelity policies has been the aggressive and persistent ..."

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