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noun [countable] inch pronunciation in American English /ɪntʃ/
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  1. a unit for measuring length. An inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. There are 12 inches in one foot
    The car stopped only about three inches from the edge of the cliff.
    an inch high/long/wide: The insect was about an inch long.
    1. a.
      an amount of rain, snow, soil, etc. that would cover a surface with a layer that is one inch deep
      The city was cut off for hours after 10 inches of snow fell overnight.
    2. b.
      a very small distance or amount
      The gun was inches away from his face.



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