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Dictionary definition for: Layer

1. (n) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

2. (v) make or form a layer; "layer the different colored sands"

3. (n) a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

4. (n) an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; "a good actor communicates on several levels" "a simile has at least two layers of meaning" "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"

5. (n) a hen that lays eggs

6. (n) thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells

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