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noun fabric pronunciation in British English /ˈfæbrɪk/
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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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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