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noun size pronunciation in British English /saɪz/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] how large or small something is
    size of: an engine size of 2000 cc
    Moscow’s metro system is less than half the size of New York’s.
    reduce/increase the size of something: The president has promised to reduce the size of the army.
    in size: After six months the tumour had doubled in size.
    cut something to size: The boards should be cut to size and nailed into place.
    full size (=as large as something will ever be): The plants should reach full size in about four years.
    all shapes and sizes (=many different types or forms): Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
  2. 2
    [countable] one of a series of standard measurements according to which goods are made or sold
    What size shoes do you take?
    a larger/smaller size: Do you have this skirt in a larger size?
    size 8/10/12 etc: This dress is a size 12.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the fact that something is very large
    The sheer size of the organization makes communication difficult.
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