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Meaning of “fabric” in the English Dictionary

"fabric" in British English

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fabricnoun

uk   us   /ˈfæb.rɪk/
  • fabric noun (CLOTH)

C1 [C or U] cloth or ​material for making ​clothes, ​coveringfurniture, etc.: dress fabric seatsupholstered in ​red fabric cotton fabrics

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  • fabric noun (STRUCTURE)

the fabric of sth C2 the ​structure or ​parts of something: the fabric of ​society Unhappiness was ​woven into the ​natural fabric of people's ​lives. We must ​invest in the fabric of ​ourhospitals and ​startrebuilding them.
(Definition of fabric from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fabric" in American English

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fabricnoun

 us   /ˈfæb·rɪk/
  • fabric noun (CLOTH)

[C/U] cloth or ​wovenmaterial, or a ​type of this ​material: [U] cotton fabric [C] Wash ​delicate fabrics by ​hand.
  • fabric noun (STRUCTURE)

[U] the ​structure of something; the ​parts of something that ​hold it together and make it what it is: Extreme ​socialactivism might ​ripapart the ​social fabric.
(Definition of fabric from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fabric" in Business English

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fabricnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈfæbrɪk/
cloth: Consumers are ​demandinglighter, easy-to-care-for fabrics. Competition from ​overseas fabric ​producersforced the ​company to ​shed 700 ​jobs.
(Definition of fabric from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fabric”
in Korean 천…
in Arabic قُماش, نَسيج…
in Malaysian fabrik…
in French tissu…
in Russian ткань…
in Chinese (Traditional) 布, 織物…
in Italian stoffa, tessuto…
in Turkish kumaş, dokuma, bez…
in Polish tkanina…
in Spanish tela, tejido…
in Vietnamese loại vải được dệt…
in Portuguese tecido…
in Thai ผ้าหรือสิ่งทอ…
in German der Stoff…
in Catalan teixit, tela…
in Japanese 布地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布, 织物…
in Indonesian kain…
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