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English definition of “ribbon”

ribbon

noun [C/U]  /ˈrɪb·ən/ us  
a long, narrow strip of material used to tie things together or as a decoration: [U] He tied the present with ribbon. [C] fig. A ribbon of road stretched before us. A ribbon is also the narrow strip of material that contains the ink for a typewriter or computer printer.
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