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English definition of “inch”

inch

noun [C]     /ɪnʃ/ (abbreviation in., symbol ʺ)
MEASURES a unit of measure equal to one-twelfth of a foot or 2.54 centimetres: Eighteen inches of snow disrupted deliveries across the Midwest. The tablet computer's screen measures 9.4 inches diagonally. Sheet metal cladding costs more per square inch than reinforced plastic. → See also column inch
(Definition of inch noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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