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property

noun uk   /ˈprɒp.ə.ti/ us    /ˈprɑː.pɚ.t̬i/

property noun (THINGS OWNED)

B1 [U] an object or objects that belong to someone: The club does not accept responsibility for loss of or damage to club members' personal property. Both books have "Government property" stamped inside them. Children need to be taught to have respect for other people's property.B2 [C or U] a building or area of land, or both together: He owns a number of properties on the south coast. The notice said "Private property, keep off!" Yes, I've bought my own house - I'm now a man/woman of property! [U] specialized law the legal right to own and use something
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property noun (QUALITY)

[C] a quality in a substance or material, especially one that means that it can be used in a particular way: One of the properties of copper is that it conducts heat and electricity very well. We value herbs for their taste, but we forget that they also have medicinal properties.
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