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Definition of plage in English:

noun

1 /plɑːʒ/ dated A beach by the sea, especially at a fashionable resort.
Example sentences
  • This summer, heart-warming scenes like the above are being played out across the plages and dance floors of Europe, in the cantinas and tapas bars.
  • Still they are complaining about the traffic, even though they'll be on the real plage somewhere.
  • Meanwhile, down on the plage at the other end of the avenue, fights had broken out as ticketless fans watched the match on a big screen.
2 /pleɪdʒ/ Astronomy An unusually bright region on the sun.
Example sentences
  • Prominences, flares, plages, and other features of the solar chromosphere can be observed in hydrogen light.
  • Prominences and plages are structures that occur above the photosphere of the Sun.

Origin

French.

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