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English definition of “patchwork”

patchwork

noun     /ˈpætʃ.wɜːk/ US  /-wɝːk/
[U] cloth made by sewing together a lot of smaller pieces of cloth with different patterns and colours, or the activity of doing this: a patchwork quilt/jacket The old lady sat in the corner doing patchwork.Knitting and sewing [S] a mixture of different things: We looked out of the aircraft window down onto the patchwork of fields below.Variety and mixturesMixing and mixturesGroups and collections of things
(Definition of patchwork noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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