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Meaning of “padding” in the English Dictionary

"padding" in British English

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paddingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpæd.ɪŋ/
the ​pieces of ​material used to ​protect something or give it ​shape unnecessary words or ​informationadded to a ​speech or ​piece of writing: It could have been an ​interestingessay, but there was too much padding.
(Definition of padding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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paddingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpædɪŋ/ UK
unnecessary words or ​informationadded to something to make it seem ​longer or better: His ​presentation was interesting but there was too much padding.
(Definition of padding from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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