across-the-board

across-the-board
adjective
broad in scope or content
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across-the-board pay increases

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an all-embracing definition

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blanket sanctions against human-rights violators

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an invention with broad applications

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"a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner

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granted him wide powers

Syn:
Similar to: ↑comprehensive
Derivationally related forms: ↑wideness (for: ↑wide), ↑extensiveness (for: ↑extensive)

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\\ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
1. of a racing bet : placed in combination to win, place, or show
2. : embracing all classes or categories without exception : blanket

an across-the-board tax cut

3. of a radio or television program : scheduled at the same time on consecutive days (usually Monday through Friday) each week

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/euh kraws"dheuh bawrd", -bohrd", euh kros"-/, adj.
1. applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: The across-the-board pay increase means a raise for all employees.
2. (of a bet) covering all possibilities of winning on a given result, esp. by placing a combination bet on one horse in a race for win, place, and show.
[1940-45]

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acrossˈ-the-boardˈ adjective
(of wage increases, etc) applying in all cases (across the board adverb)
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Main Entry:across

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across-the-board UK US adjective
involving everyone or everything in a place or situation

They face tough across-the-board budget cuts.

Thesaurus: everything and including everythingsynonym everyone and everybodysynonym
Derived Word: across the board

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adj, always used before a noun
: affecting everyone or everything in a group

across-the-board price increases

an across-the-board tax cut

— see also across the board at board, 1

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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