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layer

noun [C]
 
 
/leɪər/
HR the group of employees or managers at a particular level of responsibility in an organization: layer of bureaucracy/management She argued that a joint governing board was a needless layer of bureaucracy. We've cut the number of management layers from five to three.
a thin sheet of a substance on top of a surface, or a level of material that is different from the material on either side: layer of paint/soil/plastic, etc. The case was made of layers of plastic, paint, and titanium. a protective/waterproof/insulating layer
one of several related ways of thinking or doing something: a layer of complexity/meaning
→  See also marzipan layer
Translations of “layer”
in Korean 층…
in Arabic طَبَقة…
in Portuguese camada…
in Catalan capa…
in Japanese 層…
in Italian strato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 層, 塗層…
in Russian слой…
in Turkish tabaka, katman, kat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 层, 涂层…
in Polish warstwa…
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