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cleavagenoun [U]

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

uk   us   /ˈkliː.vɪdʒ/

cleavage noun [C or U] (BODY AREA)

the ​narrowspace 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-cutdress that ​showed off her cleavage.

cleavage noun [C or U] (DISAGREEMENT)

formal (a) ​division or ​disagreement: There is a ​marked cleavage between the ​parties about the government's ​defencepolicy.
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