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noun design pronunciation in British English /dɪˈzaɪn/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the way that something is made so that it works in a certain way or has a certain appearance
    a completely new design of car
    Please note that the designs may vary from those illustrated.
    It’ll never work efficiently because there’s a basic design fault (=problem).
    1. a.
      [countable] a drawing that shows what something will look like when it is made
      design for: We looked at several different designs for the new bridge.
    2. b.
      [uncountable] the process of deciding how something will be made, including how it will work and what it will look like
      software design
      the design and construction of new buildings
  2. 2
    [countable] a pattern that decorates something
    simple geometric designs
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] literary a plan or idea
    Chapman was left with the freedom to work out his grand designs.


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