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padding

Line breaks: pad|ding
Pronunciation: /ˈpadɪŋ
 
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Definition of padding in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Soft material such as foam or cloth used to pad or stuff something: cushions supplied extra padding and decoration
More example sentences
  • All wrapped plates are fitted snugly into boxes with plenty of extra padding to make sure the cultures can withstand routine shocks and bumps during handling and transit.
  • Door padding is softer and more energy-absorbent.
  • Foam padding has been placed at the far end of the track to cushion the blow when students crash into a wall at the end of their sprints.
Synonyms
1.1Superfluous material in a book, speech, etc., introduced in order to make it reach a desired length: avoid waffle or padding in your essay
More example sentences
  • Halfway through now I'm interested to see where it's going but I feel there's still an awful lot of padding in this book.
  • The film version requires substantial padding, as the book only lasts for a few pages.
  • On the other hand, Miller's concise strategy is preferable to the approach of padding out the running length.
Synonyms
verbiage, verbosity, verboseness, wordiness, prolixity, prolixness
British informal waffle, wittering, flannel

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