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Noun: broadening  bro-d(u)n-ing or brod-ning
  1. The act of making something wider
    - widening
     
  2. The action of making broader
    "the broadening of travel"
     
  3. An increase in width
    - widening
Verb: broaden  bro-d(u)n
  1. Make broader
    "broaden the road"
     
  2. Increase in scope, range or area
    "broaden your horizon";
    - widen, extend
     
  3. Vary in order to spread risk or to expand
    "The company broadened";
    - diversify, branch out
     
  4. Become broader
    "The road broadened"

Derived forms: broadenings

Type of: alter, change, change of shape, development, growth, increase, increment, vary