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Definition of cartridge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also shell) a tube or case containing explosives and a bullet, or shot, for shooting from a gun
  2. 2a case containing something that is used in a machine, for example an electronic game, ink for a printer, etc. Cartridges are put into the machine and can be removed and replaced when they are finished or empty.
  3. 3a thin tube containing ink that you put inside a pen
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cartridge

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