Definition of layout in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlāˌout/


1The way in which the parts of something are arranged or laid out: changing the layout of the ground floor
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  • Over the years, the examination has been adapted to reflect advances in car design and changing road layouts, with hand signals removed from the test in 1975.
  • But much has changed in those 70 years and the test has been adapted to reflect advances in car design and changing road layouts.
  • Advances in car design and road layouts meant that the original test gradually became dated.
1.1The way in which text or pictures are set out on a page: the layout is uncluttered and the illustrations are helpful
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  • The typography and page layout is open and inviting.
  • Sterne was almost compulsively attentive to page layout and typography, going so far as to specify the length of each dash in printer's ems.
  • As part of her earlier experimentation, she started printing on newsprint and borrowed the format of newspaper layout for her work.
1.2The process of setting out material on a page or in a work: doing layout for newspapers and magazines
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  • In this we were limited only by the time and effort we wished to expend, rather than such logistical publishing considerations as page layout and total printing costs.
  • If desktop publishing, layout, and word processor magic are not your strengths, then by all means get the help of a friend who is good in these areas.
  • The new editions have benefitted from computer word processing and layout.
arrangement, geography, design, organization;
plan, map;
1.3A thing arranged or set out in a particular way: a model railroad layout
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  • It runs from 10 am to 5pm and celebrates Swindon's railway heritage with model railway layouts, displays and guided tours of the Swindon Works site.
  • The annual exhibition will be held in the White Horse Leisure Centre on Saturday and Sunday and will feature 18 working model railway layouts and 14 trade stands.
  • This year the show featured 18 working model railway layouts, spanning 100 years as well as 14 trade stands.
design, arrangement, presentation, style, format;
1.4(In diving and gymnastics) a position in which the body is extended, the head upright, the legs held straight and together, and the arms held out to the sides.

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Syllabification: lay·out

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