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noun fashion pronunciation in British English /ˈfæʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the activity or business that involves styles of clothes and peoples appearance
    the world of fashion
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to fashion, or involved in fashion
      an Italian fashion designer
      fashion magazines
  2. 2
    [countable] a style of dress that is popular at a particular time
    Men’s fashions change more slowly than women’s.
    the latest fashions
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the fact that something such as a style of dress or an activity is popular at a particular time
    Fashions change all the time.
    fashion for: The fashion for sea bathing began in the nineteenth century.
    be in/come into fashion: High heels are back in fashion.
    go/be out of fashion: His ideas have gone right out of fashion.



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