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"concrete" in British English

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concretenoun [U]

uk   /ˈkɒŋ.kriːt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
B2 a very hard ​buildingmaterial made by ​mixing together cement, ​sand, ​smallstones, and ​water: reinforced concrete a concrete ​floor/​path a ​grey concrete ​building

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concreteverb [T]

uk   /ˈkɒŋ.kriːt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/ UK

concreteadjective

uk   /ˈkɒŋ.kriːt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
C1 clear and ​certain, or ​real and ​existing in a ​form that can be ​seen or ​felt: They ​think she ​killed her ​husband, but they have no concrete evidence. We have a ​generalidea of what we ​want, but nothing concrete at the ​moment.

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(Definition of concrete from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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concretenoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑn·krit, kɑnˈkrit/
  • concrete noun [U] (HARD MATERIAL)

a very hard ​buildingmaterial made by ​mixing together ​cement (= ​powderedsubstance), ​sand, ​smallstones, and ​water: concrete ​steps

concreteadjective

 us   /ˈkɑn·krit, kɑnˈkrit/
  • concrete adjective (CERTAIN)

based on ​surefacts or ​existing things ​rather than ​guesses or ​theories: Police have no concrete ​evidencelinking him to the ​crime. We have not ​yetreceived a concrete ​proposal. English If a ​statement, ​argument, or ​discussion is concrete, it is ​based on ​actual things and ​particularexamples.
(Definition of concrete from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “concrete”
in Korean 콘크리트…
in Arabic خَرَسانة…
in Malaysian konkrit, pejal…
in French en béton, concret…
in Russian бетон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混凝土…
in Italian calcestruzzo…
in Turkish beton…
in Polish beton…
in Spanish de hormigón, concreto…
in Vietnamese cụ thể, xác định cụ thể…
in Portuguese concreto…
in Thai ทำจากคอนกรีต, ที่เป็นรูปธรรม…
in German Beton-…, konkret…
in Catalan formigó…
in Japanese コンクリート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混凝土…
in Indonesian beton, konkret…
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