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patchworknoun [U]

 us   /ˈpætʃˌwɜrk/
cloth consisting of ​smallerpieces of ​differentlypatternedcloth that are ​sewn together: a patchwork ​quiltfig. We ​looked down at the patchwork of ​fields below us.
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patchworknoun

uk   /ˈpætʃ.wɜːk/  us   /ˈpætʃ.wɝːk/
[U] cloth made by ​sewing together a lot of ​smallerpieces of ​cloth with different ​patterns and ​colours, or the ​activity of doing this: a patchwork ​quilt/​jacket The ​oldladysat in the ​corner doing patchwork.
[S] a ​mixture of different things: We ​looked out of the ​aircraftwindow down onto the patchwork offields below.
(Definition of patchwork from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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