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English definition of “thread”

thread

noun (CONNECTION)    /θred/
C2 [C] The thread of a book, discussion, speech, etc. is its story or the way that it develops, one part connecting with another: One of the main threads of the film is the development of the relationship between the boy and his uncle. Unfortunately my attention wandered for a moment and I lost the thread of (= forgot) what I was saying.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising C2 [C] a connected group of pieces of writing on the internet, where people are talking about a particular subject: I was so pleased to find this thread, and to know that lots of people have the same problem as me!Internet terminology and abbreviationsAccounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
(Definition of thread noun (CONNECTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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