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English definition of “inch”


noun [C]     /ɪntʃ/ (written abbreviation in.)
B1 a unit used for measuring length , approximately equal to 2.54 centimetres , sometimes shown by the symbol ″: Twelve inches are equal to one foot . He had a cut an inch long above his left eye . The snow was six inches deep in some places . a piece of wood 2″ by 2″Measurements of length and distance
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