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noun design pronunciation in American English /dɪˈzaɪn/
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singulardesign
pluraldesigns
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the way that something is made so that it works in a certain way or has a certain appearance

    Please note that the designs may vary from those illustrated.

    a completely new design of car

    It’ll never work efficiently because there’s a basic design flaw (=problem).

    1. a.
      [countable] a drawing that shows what something will look like when it is made
      design for:

      We looked at several different designs for the new bridge.

    2. b.
  2. 3
    [countable/uncountable] literary a plan or idea

    Chapman was left with the freedom to work out his grand designs.

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