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railwaynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈreɪl.weɪ/ UK (US railroad)
A2 the ​metaltracks on which ​trainsrun: We ​liveclose to the railway line. She ​travelledacross Siberia on the Trans-Siberian railway.A2 the ​system of ​tracks, ​stations, ​trains, etc.: a railway ​station/​timetable/​siding Thomas Grant ​worked on the railway(s) for 50 ​years.

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

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railwaynoun

uk   us   /ˈreɪlweɪ/ UK TRANSPORT
[C or U] a ​system of ​tracks that ​trainstravel along: Only 2,262 ​miles of railway are being used, while 9,358 need ​repairs.a railway line/station/track Any ​bigchanges to the railway ​lines in Britain's crowded South-East would need parliament's ​approval.
[C] the ​companies, ​work, and ​people involved in ​transportingpeople and ​goods by ​train: The Indian railway is the world's largest ​employer, with 1.6m ​staff and 11m ​passengers a day.
(Definition of railway from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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