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wear

noun [U]
 
 
/weər/
COMMERCE clothes suitable for a particular use: children's/men's/women's wear Women's wear is on the first floor. evening/casual/formal wear
the act of wearing something: The company manufactures shoes for everyday wear.
the amount or type of use an object has had or can be expected to have: A new extended wear contact lens is now available. The material is washable and resistant to heavy wear.
the damage or reduction in quality that an object shows after it has been used for a period of time: Gear knobs can show signs of wear on high-mileage vehicles.
→ See also ready-to-wear
(Definition of wear from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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