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layernoun [C]

 us   /ˈleɪ·ər/
a thin sheet of a substance on top of a surface, or a level of material that is different from the material on either side: We put on two layers of paint. The road was built up with layers of crushed stone and asphalt.
layered
adjective  /ˈleɪ·ərd/
Her hair is long and fluffily layered.

layerverb [T]

 /ˈleɪ·ər/
to arrange something in layers: Layer the pasta with slices of tomato.
(Definition of layer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"layer" in British English

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layernoun [C]

uk   /ˈleɪ.ər/  us   /ˈleɪ.ɚ/
  • layer noun [C] (MATERIAL)

B2 a level of material, such as a type of rock or gas, that is different from the material above or below it, or a thin sheet of a substance: the ozone layer A thick layer of clay lies over the sandstone. There was a thin layer of oil on the surface of the water. We stripped several layers of paint off the door.

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  • layer noun [C] (PEOPLE)

the group of people at a particular level in an organization: We've cut the number of management layers from five to three.

layerverb [T]

uk   /ˈleɪ.ər/  us   /ˈleɪ.ɚ/
layered
adjective uk   /ˈleɪ.əd/  us   /ˈleɪ.ɚd/
Her hair is long and fluffily layered.
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"layer" in Business English

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layernoun [C]

uk   us   /leɪər/
HR the group of employees or managers at a particular level of responsibility in an organization: layer of bureaucracy/management She argued that a joint governing board was a needless layer of bureaucracy. We've cut the number of management layers from five to three.
a thin sheet of a substance on top of a surface, or a level of material that is different from the material on either side: layer of paint/soil/plastic, etc. The case was made of layers of plastic, paint, and titanium. a protective/waterproof/insulating layer
one of several related ways of thinking or doing something: a layer of complexity/meaning
(Definition of layer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “layer”
in Arabic طَبَقة…
in Korean 층…
in Portuguese camada…
in Catalan capa…
in Japanese 層…
in Chinese (Simplified) 层, 涂层…
in Turkish tabaka, katman, kat…
in Russian слой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 層, 塗層…
in Italian strato…
in Polish warstwa…
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