far-flung far-flung

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) distributed over a considerable extent
  2. (adj) remote

Usage(s):

  1. They were trucked again to slaughterhouses, butchered and shrink-wrapped for far-flung supermarkets.
  2. Empires were a powerful force for obliterating natural and demographic barriers and forging connections among far-flung parts of the world.
  3. Dubuque's annual small-college basketball tournament is drawing some far-flung spectators this year.

News

  1. Jedi Engineering with LEGO

    Young Jedi's will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining X-Wings, R2-Units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy! Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. iRobot’s Ava 500 Robot Is the Office Mate of the Future

    Flying to the home office is so 2012. The next big thing is telepresence robots. It’s not a new idea, but iRobot and Cisco’s spin on it, the Ava 500, may be the first viable robotic solution for “face-to-face” communication for far-flung telecommuters and satellite office workers. Ava 500 is a collaboration between iRobot and Cisco . One company is known for its Roomba home vacuum robot and bomb ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Mashable

Quotes

  1. "This occasion is about the countless numbers of young men and women from far-flung corners of the US and the various reaches of the British Isles, who have together striven here with such commitment, such dedication and courage, over so long a...
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Jock Stirrup Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Everyone must be aware today that even far-flung powers' nuclear missiles can reach Europe in less than half an hour," Sarkozy said in a speech at the northern port of Cherbourg.
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Reuters

  3. Mr Barnett told the memorial the men would have been "enthusiastic about their dream of developing a new mining project in a far-flung part of the world".
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Colin Barnett Source: BusinessDay.com.au

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