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noun [countable]     ceiling pronunciation in American English
/ˈsilɪŋ/
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singularceiling
pluralceilings
  1. 1
    the surface that is above you in a room
  2. 2
    an upper limit set on the number or amount of something

    They imposed a ceiling on agricultural imports.

    A ceiling of $100 was put on all donations.

  3. 3
    the greatest height at which an aircraft can fly and be safe
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