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Meaning of "piece" in Essential American English Dictionary

piece

noun   /pis/
A2 an amount of something, or a part of something: a piece of paper She cut the cake into eight pieces.
A2 one of a particular type of thing: a piece of equipment It’s a beautiful piece of furniture.
B1 a single amount of a particular type of thing: I have an interesting piece of information for you.
something that has been created by an artist, musician, or writer: a beautiful piece of music
fall to pieces to break into smaller parts: These shoes are falling to pieces.
be a piece of cake informal to be very easy: The exam was a piece of cake.
(Definition of piece from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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