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pocket

noun [C] (GROUP/AREA)    /ˈpɒk.ɪt/ US  /ˈpɑː.kɪt/
a group, area, or mass of something that is separate and different from what surrounds it: Among the staff there are some pockets of resistance to the planned changes (= some small groups of them are opposed). The pilot said that we were going to encounter a pocket of turbulence (= an area of violently moving air).Different and differenceAreas of land in generalSpace - general words
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