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"stack" in British English

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stacknoun [C]

uk   /stæk/  us   /stæk/

stackverb [T]

uk   /stæk/  us   /stæk/
(Definition of stack from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stack" in American English

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stacknoun [C]

 us   /stæk/
a pile of things arranged one on top of another: a stack of pancakes stacks of newspapers
the stacks
In a library (= a building with a collection of books and study materials), the stacks are the area where books are stored: I found the book in the stacks, but it was in the wrong place.

stackverb [T]

 us   /stæk/
to arrange things in a pile one on top of another: The cases were stacked neatly in the middle of the room.
(Definition of stack from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stack" in Business English

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stackverb [T]

uk   us   /stæk/
stack shelves
COMMERCE to work in a supermarket putting products on shelves: She's got a part-time job stacking shelves in the local superstore.
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stacknoun [C]

uk   us   /stæk/
a large pile of something such as letters: I have a stack of invoices to process this afternoon.
IT a method of storing information on a computer in which the most recent item is found or dealt with before other items: It is possible to search the stack for an item and find out how far it is from the top.
(Definition of stack from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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