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Definition of iceberg noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • an extremely large mass of ice floating in the ocean The ship struck a hidden iceberg.
  • Idioms
    the tip of the iceberg
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    only a small part of a much larger problem This figure represents only the tip of the iceberg, since as many as 90% of cases go unreported.
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