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English definition of “patchwork”

patchwork

noun uk   /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. [S] a mixture of different things: We looked out of the aircraft window down onto the patchwork of fields below.
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