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"perforated" in British English

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perforatedadjective

uk   /ˈpɜː.fər.eɪ.tɪd/ us   /ˈpɝː.fə.reɪ.t̬ɪd/
If paper or another material is perforated, it has a series of small holes made in it, often so that it will tear easily or allow light or air to enter: The windows have been covered with perforated metal screens.
(Definition of perforated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"perforated" in American English

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perforatedadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈpɜr·fəˌreɪ·t̬ɪd/
(of a surface) having a hole or holes in it: He was taken to the hospital to have emergency surgery for a perforated stomach ulcer.
(Definition of perforated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"perforated" in Business English

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perforatedadjective

uk   /ˈpɜːfəreɪtɪd/ us  
having a line of small holes that makes paper, etc. easy to tear: Please tear off the reply slip along the perforated line.
(Definition of perforated from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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