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English definition of “narrow”

narrow

adjective (LIMITED)    /ˈnær.əʊ/ US  /-oʊ/ mainly disapproving
C2 limited to a small area of interest, activity, or thought: They are unable to see beyond the narrow world of the theatre. It was regarded as a very narrow interpretation of the law. → See also narrow-mindedRange and limits narrowness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Narrow and thinThin and fine
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