Meaning of “strand” in the English Dictionary

"strand" in British English

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strandnoun [ C ]

uk /strænd/ us /strænd/

strand noun [ C ] (PART)

C2 a part that combines with other parts to form a whole story, subject, or situation:

There are so many different strands to the plot that it's hard to follow.

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

"strand" in American English

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strandnoun [ C ]

us /strænd/

a fiber or group of fibers twisted together that form one part of a length of rope, cord, thread, etc., or a single string, hair, or line of objects:

a strand of hair
She wore three strands of beads around her neck.
fig. There are many strands (= types) of pacifism.

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