Meaning of “fabric” in the English Dictionary

"fabric" in British English

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uk /ˈfæb.rɪk/ us /ˈfæb.rɪk/

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

"fabric" in American English

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us /ˈfæb·rɪk/

fabric noun (CLOTH)

[ C/U ] cloth or woven material, 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 social activism might rip apart 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 /ˈfæbrɪk/ us


Consumers are demanding lighter, easy-to-care-for fabrics.
Competition from overseas fabric producers forced the company to shed 700 jobs.

(Definition of “fabric” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)