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whānui

1. (adjective) be broad, wide, extensive.

He tino whānui a raro, ko runga rawa atu ka tirohia atu mai i raro, anō nei he koikoi (HP 1991:57). / The bottom was very wide, but the very top when looked at from below seemed pointed.

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2. (modifier) generally, broadly, widely.

E whakaaetia whānuitia ana, i ahu mai ngā tīpuna tūturu o ngā tāngata o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa i te takiwā o Taiwana, kātahi ka heke ki te tonga, ki te tonga-mā-rāwhiti (Te Ara 2013). / It is generally agreed that the ultimate ancestors of Polynesians originated in the area of Taiwan and then migrated south and south-east.

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3. (noun) width, breadth, range.

Ā kāti, i taku ekenga atu ki runga, arā, he papa kē e toru tekau putu pea ina te whānui (HP 1991:57). / Well, when I got onto the top it was flat area probably thirty feet in width.

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Whānui

1. (personal noun) Vega - fifth brightest star in the sky and the brightest in the constellation Lyra.

I te mea ka mōhiotia ngō pō e puta ai a Whānui ka whakapaia ngā rua, ka rere a Whānui ka tīmata te hauhake i ngā kai (TWMNT 11/9/1872:110). / Because the nights when the star Vega appeared were known, the storage pits were prepared and when Vega rose the harvesting of the food began.

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ao whānui

1. worldwide, global.

uiuinga whānui

1. (noun) survey.

Me whakarite tētahi uiuinga whānui mō tēnei rangahau. / A survey needs to be organised for this research.

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tiro whānui

1. (verb) to survey.


2. (noun) overview.

Nuku kē noa atu te tiro whānui i ngā mokamoka kōrero i taua rīpoata tēnā i ērā mō ngā kaupapa ahu whenua takitahi (TTR 1996:108). / The overview went far beyond the details in that report than those of individual schemes.

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whakatau whānui

1. (verb) to make generalisations.

kou whānui

1. (noun) coarse adjustment.

whiringa whānui

1. (noun) quarter-final.

tirohanga whānui

1. (noun) overview, broad view.

Kei runga ake te pā nei i a Whakatāne, ā, he tirohanga whānui ki Te Moana-a-Toitehuatahi (Te Ara 2013). / This pā is located above Whakatāne and affords a magnificent view of Te Moana-a-Toitehuatahi (the sea of Toitehuatahi).

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pōtitanga whānui

1. (loan) (noun) general election.

I Aotearoa nei, ko te pūnaha pōtitanga ka whakamahia e tātou ko te pōti whirirua. I tētahi pōtitanga whānui, e rua ō pōti (Electoral Commission). / In New Zealand, the voting system we use is MMP. In a general election, you have two votes.

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iwi whānui

1. (noun) general population, public.

Kei te kaha te wānangatia o tēnei kaupapa i reira, he pōhēhē nō rātou mā tēnei momo whakahaere e pakari ake ai, e kaha ake ai te tahuri mai o te iwi whānui ki te reo (HM 3/1990:1). / This topic is being hotly debated there, because they think mistakenly that through this type of organisation the general population will focus more strongly on the language.

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hapori whānui

1. (noun) public, wider community.

Ehara mā te pūmau anake o ngā mātua Māori ki te manaaki i ā rātou tamariki ka tipu ora anō ai, engari me tautoko anō hoki e te hapori whānui (Te Ara 2015). / It's not only by Māori parents being diligent about nurturing their children that they will be healthy, but they must also be supported by the wider community.

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Hīnota Whānui

1. (loan) General Synod.

aro whānui

1. (modifier) standard.

Ko ngā waeine aro whānui ngā waeine e tino whakamahia ana puta noa i te ao, pērā i ngā waeine ngahuru. Arā, ko te mita mō te roa, ko te karamu mō te papatipu me te taumaha, ko te rita mō te kītanga (TRP 2010:312). /

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inenga whānui

1. (noun) range (maths).

Ko te inenga whānui te huatango o te mōkito me te mōrahi o tētahi huinga raraunga. Ka noho katoa ngā raraunga ki waenganui i te mōkito me te mōrahi, ā, ka kīia taua takiwā ko te inenga whānui o te huinga raraunga (TRP 2010:132). / The range is the difference between the minimum and maximum of a set of data. All the data is situated between the minimum and maximum, and that space is called the range of the data set (TRP 2010:132).

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waeine aro whānui

1. (noun) standart unit of measurement (maths).

Ko te take matua mō te waeine aro whānui, kia ōrite te inenga o tēnā, o tēnā i te mahi tauhokohoko, puta noa i te ao (TRP 2010:312). / The main reason for a standard unit of measurement is so that each measurement in commerce is the same throughout the world.

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Tukutuku-Ao-Whānui

1. (noun) World Wide Web.

Paeroa-o-Whānui

1. (location) The Milky Way - a band of light crossing the sky, made up of vast numbers of faint stars.

See also Mangōroa, Te

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