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English definition of “ceiling”

ceiling

noun uk   /ˈsiː.lɪŋ/ us  

ceiling noun (TOP OF A ROOM)

A2 [C] the inside surface of a room that you can see when you look above youFloors and parts of floors

ceiling noun (LIMIT)

C2 [C usually singular] an upper limit, usually relating to money: They have imposed/set a ceiling on pay rises.
See also
Maximum and minimumRange and limits
(Definition of ceiling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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