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spread

1. Informal the wingspan of an aircraft
2. a covering for a table or bed

spread

[spred]
(engineering)
The layout of geophone groups from which data from a single shot are recorded simultaneously.
(statistics)
The range within which the values of a variable quantity occur.
(electronics)

spread

Of air supplied by a air diffuser in an air-conditioned space, the divergence of the airstream after it leaves the outlet.
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forces are spread too thin and should be pulled our of several peacekeeping missions, former Army Secretary Louis Caldera thinks that the new administration will change its stance once it has a chance to see for itself the effect that these operations have had.
If you're spread too thin, and if your competitive position is weak, you become vulnerable to the market leaders.
The city's paramedics corps is currently spread too thin, which makes response times unacceptably low, and overworks paramedics to the point of mental and physical exhaustion.