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Definition of sandbox noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sandbox

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsændbɒks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsændbɑːks//
     
    (North American English) (British English sandpit) Video games
     
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  1. 1an area in the ground or a shallow container, filled with sand for children to play in
  2. 2a test area on a computer system, where you can run software without affecting the hardware or other software
  3. 3a video game style that allows players to explore the game freely, make changes to the way it looks, or establish their own rules If you play the game in sandbox mode, you can design your own idyllic island, using an unlimited amount of resources. See related entries: Video games
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