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cleavagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈkli·vɪdʒ/
earth science the tendency of a mineral (= hard substance obtained from the earth) to break in a particular way because of its structure
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cleavagenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkliː.vɪdʒ/  us   /ˈkliː.vɪdʒ/
the narrow space between a woman's breasts, that is seen when she wears a piece of clothing that does not cover the top of them: Clare was wearing a low-cut dress that showed off her cleavage.
formal (a) division or disagreement: There is a marked cleavage between the parties about the government's defence policy.
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