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noun [countable]     strand pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a single thin piece of something, for example wire, cotton, or hair

    She tucked a strand of hair behind her ear.

  2. 2
    one of the different aspects of something

    The reader’s job is to unravel the strands of the mystery.

    There are many different strands within feminist thought.

  3. 3
    a beach or area at the edge of a sea, lake, or river


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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