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English definition of “padding”

padding

noun [U]     /ˈpæd.ɪŋ/
the pieces of material used to protect something or give it shapeFilling and completingGeneral words for textiles unnecessary words or information added to a speech or piece of writing: It could have been an interesting essay, but there was too much padding.Talking too much
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