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part

noun (SEPARATE PIECE)    /pɑːt/ US  /pɑːrt/
A1 [C] a separate piece of something, or a piece that combines with other pieces to form the whole of something: We learned about all the different parts of the digestive system. The lower part of her spine was crushed in the accident. I think there's always a part of you that doubts what you're doing. Fresh fruit and vegetables form an essential/important part of a healthy diet. There'll be snow in parts (= particular areas) of the Midlands tonight.Words meaning parts of things B2 [C] one of the pieces that together form a machine or some type of equipment: He works for a company that makes aircraft parts.Words meaning parts of things [C] a single broadcast of a series of television or radio programmes or a division of a story: Next week we publish part three of 'The Diaries'. The programme will be shown in two parts.Programmes and other broadcasts [C] one of two or more equal, or almost equal, measures of something: Mix one part of the medicine with three parts water.Words meaning parts of things B1 [C] one of the characters in a film, play, or dance, or the words, actions, or movements that are said or done by that character: He's got a small part in the school play. She plays the part of the sexy blonde waitress.Casting, roles and scripts [C] the music that a particular musician plays in a groupMusical pieces these parts informal used to refer to an area of the country: We don't see many foreigners in these parts.Parts of countries
(Definition of part noun (SEPARATE PIECE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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