array Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"array" in British English

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arraynoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /əˈreɪ/
a ​largegroup of things or ​people, ​especially one that is ​attractive or ​causesadmiration or has been ​positioned in a ​particular way: There was a ​splendid array offood on the ​table. They ​sat before an array ofmicrophones and ​cameras.

arrayverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /əˈreɪ/
to ​arrange a ​group of things in a ​particular way: A ​largenumber of ​magazines were arrayed on the ​stand. Arrayed (= ​standing in a ​group) before him were 40 ​schoolchildren in ​purple and ​green. to ​arrange a ​group of ​soldiers in a ​position for ​fighting
(Definition of array from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"array" in American English

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arraynoun [C]

 us   /əˈreɪ/
a ​largegroup of things or ​people, esp. when ​shown or positioned in an ​attractive way: The ​airportshopsoffer a ​wide array of ​merchandise.
verb [T]  us   /əˈreɪ/
A ​battery of ​cameras was arrayed before them.
(Definition of array from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"array" in Business English

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arraynoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /əˈreɪ/ MARKETING
a large ​number of ​products of a similar ​type: Electronics ​companiesproduce an array ofproducts that rely on ​fibernetworks.a broad/dazzling/wide/vast array (of sth) An ​addedlure of the ​restaurant is the vast array of wines on ​offer.
(Definition of array from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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