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English definition of “concrete”

concrete

noun [U]  /ˈkɑn·krit, kɑnˈkrit/ us  

concrete noun [U] (HARD MATERIAL)

a very hard building material made by mixing together cement (= powdered substance), sand, small stones, and water: concrete steps

concrete

adjective  /ˈkɑn·krit, kɑnˈkrit/ us  

concrete adjective (CERTAIN)

based on sure facts or existing things rather than guesses or theories: Police have no concrete evidence linking him to the crime. We have not yet received a concrete proposal. English If a statement, argument, or discussion is concrete, it is based on actual things and particular examples.
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