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

     

    padding

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpædɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædɪŋ//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1soft material that is placed inside something to make it more comfortable or to change its shape The shoes have thick padding at the ankle to offer greater support. The actor’s were made rounder for the part using cotton wool padding.
  2. 2words that are used to make a speech, piece of writing, etc. longer, but that do not contain any interesting information Some of the quotations are useful, others are little more than padding.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: padding

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