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acrenoun [C]

 us   /ˈeɪ·kər/
a unit for measuring area, equal to 43,560 square feet or 4047 square meters: They bought half an acre of land to build their house on.
acreage
noun [U]  us   /ˈeɪ·kər·ɪdʒ/
Forest covers half the acreage.
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acrenoun [C]

uk   /ˈeɪ.kər/  us   /ˈeɪ.kɚ/
C2 a unit for measuring area, equal to 4,047 square metres or 4,840 square yards: He's got 400 acres of land in Russia.

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acreage
noun [C or U] uk   /ˈeɪ.kər.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈeɪ.kɚ.ɪdʒ/
What acreage is (= how big is) her estate?
(Definition of acre from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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acrenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈeɪkər/ MEASURES
a unit for measuring area, equal to 4840 square yards or 4047 square metres: The companies all have more than 1,000 acres designated for heavy industry.
(Definition of acre from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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