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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 ​smallholes made in it, often so that it will ​teareasily or ​allowlight or ​air to ​enter: The ​windows have been ​covered with perforated ​metalscreens.
(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 ​emergencysurgery for a perforated ​stomachulcer.
(Definition of perforated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"perforated" in Business English

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perforatedadjective

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