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seamnoun [C]

 us   /sim/
  • seam noun [C] (JOINT)

a ​line where two things ​join, esp. where two ​pieces of ​cloth or other ​material have been ​sewn together: My ​jacket came ​apart at the back seam.
  • seam noun [C] (LAYER)

a ​long, ​thinlayer of ​rock or another ​substance that ​formed between ​layers of other ​rocks: a ​coal seam
(Definition of seam from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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seamnoun [C]

uk   /siːm/  us   /siːm/
  • seam noun [C] (JOIN)

a ​line where two things ​join, ​especially a ​line of ​sewingjoining two ​pieces of ​cloth or ​leather: The ​bags we ​sell have very ​strong seams, so they will last for ​years. My ​oldcoat is coming/​fallingapart at the seams (= the ​stitches are coming out).figurative Their ​marriage is coming/​fallingapart at the seams (= ​likely to ​fail).
(Definition of seam from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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