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rough

noun (DRAWING)    /rʌf/
[C] a first quick drawing of somethingPictures in rough simple and without details: His first plans were drawn up in rough.Crude and basic
(Definition of rough noun (DRAWING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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