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"silo" in English

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silonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaɪ.ləʊ/ us /ˈsaɪ.loʊ/ plural silos

silo noun [ C ] (PART)

a part of a company, organization, or system that does not communicate with, understand, or work well with other parts:

We found that a lot of people work in silos - they don't see the connections between what they do and how another part of the airline operates.
the silo mentality that keeps different parts of the healthcare industry from working together

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

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silonoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɑɪ·loʊ/ plural silos

a large structure, usually cylindrical, used for storing grain or winter food for farm animals

A silo is also an underground structure for storing and firing missiles (= flying weapons).

(Definition of “silo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)