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Topic: CONSTRUCTION

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: concretus, past participle of concrescere 'to grow together', from com- ( COM-) + crescere 'to grow'

concrete

1 adjective
     
con‧crete1 S3
1TBC made of concrete:
a concrete floor
2 definite and specific [↪ abstract]:
What does that mean in concrete terms?
the lack of any concrete evidence
a dialogue about concrete issues and problems
concretely adverb
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