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English definition of “fabric”

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 hard-wearing fabric cotton fabricsGeneral words for textiles

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.Frames and structuresImportant and essential thingsInformation and messages
(Definition of fabric from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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