Meaning of “perforated” in the English Dictionary

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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)