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fabric

noun uk   /ˈfæb.rɪk/ us  

fabric noun (CLOTH)

C1 [C or U] cloth or material for making clothes, covering furniture, etc.: dress fabric seats upholstered in red fabric cotton fabrics
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fabric noun (STRUCTURE)

the fabric of sth C2 the structure or parts of something: the fabric of society Unhappiness was woven into the natural fabric of people's lives. We must invest in the fabric of our hospitals and start rebuilding them.
Translations of “fabric”
in Korean 천…
in Arabic قُماش, نَسيج…
in French tissu…
in Turkish kumaş, dokuma, bez…
in Italian stoffa, tessuto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 布, 織物…
in Russian ткань…
in Polish tkanina…
in Spanish tela, tejido…
in Portuguese tecido…
in German der Stoff…
in Catalan teixit, tela…
in Japanese 布地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布, 织物…
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