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noun fabric pronunciation in British English /ˈfæbrɪk/
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singularfabric
pluralfabrics

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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] cloth, especially when it is used for making things such as clothes or curtains

    plain/patterned/floral fabric

    a wide range of furnishing fabrics

  2. 2
    [singular] the basic structure of a society or organization
    fabric of:

    Small shops help to maintain the fabric of neighbourhood life.

    the fabric of society:

    Drug abuse poses a major threat to the fabric of society.

  3. 3
    [singular] the roof and walls of a building
    fabric of:

    The fabric of the building has deteriorated badly.

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