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noun [countable]     layout pronunciation in British English
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  1. the way in which the different parts of something are arranged

    The user gradually becomes familiar with the layout of the keyboard.

    1. a.
      the way in which the words and pictures on a page are arranged

      the layout of a business letter

      page layout:

      a two-column page layout

    2. b.
      the way in which something such as a room, building, or city is arranged

      The layout of your house and garden can deter crime.

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