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Dictionary definition for: Sweeping

1. (n) the act of cleaning with a broom

2. (s) taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination; "a sweeping glance" "a wide-sweeping view of the river"

3. (s) ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations" "wholesale destruction"

4. (s) having broad range or effect; "had extensive press coverage" "far-reaching changes in the social structure" "sweeping reforms"

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