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noun [C] (MAP)    /ˈæt.ləs/
a book containing maps : a road atlas an atlas of the world Maps and map-makingReference books a book containing maps showing where particular things are made, found , etc.: a wine atlas an atlas of British plants Maps and map-makingReference books
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