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ribbonnoun

uk   /ˈrɪb.ən/ us   /ˈrɪb.ən/
C2 [C or U] a long, narrow strip of material used to tie things together or as a decoration: Sandra often wears a ribbon in her hair. He tied up the present with ribbon.
a ribbon of sth literary
a long, narrow piece of something: A ribbon of road stretched ahead of us across the desert.
[C] a small piece of coloured material given to someone in the armed forces to show approval and admiration for their brave actions
[C] the narrow strip of material that contains the ink for a typewriter: My typewriter needs a new ribbon.

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ribbonnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈrɪb·ən/
a long, narrow strip of material used to tie things together or as a decoration: [U] He tied the present with ribbon. [C] fig. A ribbon of road stretched before us.
A ribbon is also the narrow strip of material that contains the ink for a typewriter or computer printer.
(Definition of ribbon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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