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calibre

noun uk UK ( US caliber)   /ˈkæl.ɪ.bər/ us    /-bɚ/

calibre noun (QUALITY)

[U] the quality of someone or something, especially someone's ability: If teaching paid more it might attract people of (a) higher calibre. The competition entries were of such (a) high calibre that judging them was very difficult.

calibre noun (MEASUREMENT)

[C or U] the width of the inside of a pipe, especially of the long cylinder-shaped part of a gun, or the width of a bullet
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