calibre Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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UK (US caliber) uk   /ˈkæl.ɪ.bər/  us   /-bɚ/

calibre noun (QUALITY)

[U] the ​quality of someone or something, ​especially someone's ​ability: If ​teachingpaid more it might ​attractpeople of (a) ​higher calibre. The ​competitionentries were of such (a) high calibre that ​judging them was very ​difficult.

calibre noun (MEASUREMENT)

[C or U] the ​width of the inside of a ​pipe, ​especially of the ​long cylinder-shaped ​part of a ​gun, or the ​width of a ​bullet
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