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English definition of “plate”

plate

noun (FLAT PIECE)    /pleɪt/
[C] a flat piece of something that is hard and does not bend: Thick bony plates protected the dinosaur against attack. The ship's deck is composed of steel plates. → See also licence plate, number plateSurfaces of objectsEdges and extremities of objects [C] specialized publishing a flat piece of metal with words and/or pictures on it that can be printedPrinting and word processing
(Definition of plate noun (FLAT PIECE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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