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"cuneiform" in British English

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cuneiformadjective

uk   /ˈkjuː.nɪ.fɔːm/  us   /-fɔːrm/
  • cuneiform adjective (writing)

of a ​form of writing used for over 3,000 ​years until the 1st ​century BC in the ​ancientcountries of ​WesternAsia
  • cuneiform adjective (pointed)

specialized medical pointed at one end and ​wide at the other: cuneiform ​bones
cuneiform
noun [U] uk   us  
(Definition of cuneiform from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cuneiformnoun [C]

 /kjʊˈni·əˌfɔrm, ˈkju·ni·ə-/
social studies an ​ancient Mesopotamian and Persian ​form of writing in which ​thinwoodensticks with ​triangularends are ​pressed into ​wetclay.
(Definition of cuneiform from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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