Definition of wrap-around in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrapəraʊnd/


1Curving or extending round at the edges or sides: a wrap-around windscreen
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  • Behind, an electronic wrap-around tailgate extends into the side panels.
  • Lane's puts wrap-around labels on its round bottle, single-serve products.
  • The single-piece wrap-around windscreen and single-piece canopy give the pilot a very clear view of the airspace and also a forward-downward view of 18° over the nose.
1.1 (also wrap-over) (Of a garment) having one part overlapping another and fastened loosely: a wrap-around skirt
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  • She is wearing a ridiculously revealing wrap-over skirt, and he is carrying a vast number of books.
  • The range includes silver Puffa jackets, plastic buckle wrap-around skirts, luminous vest tops and fleece trousers.
  • ‘Zen sport’ confronts us with asymmetrical wrap-over forms and kimono cuts in shiny jersey or quilted matelasse.


1 (also wrap-over) A wrap-around garment: a wispy wrap-around of leopard fabric
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  • Short kurtis (kurtas for girls), dupattas, basic skirts (here, pencil skirts with neat, long slits), wrap-arounds and lungis came next, in what was a surreal riot of colours.
  • The most stylish sunglasses this season are military chic aviators, but wrap-arounds and 50s style shades are cool too.
  • Women wore wrap-arounds imprinted with Kabila's image, and practically every car was bedecked with leaves as a sign of mourning.
2 (wraparound) Computing A facility by which a linear sequence of memory locations or screen positions is treated as a continuous circular series.
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  • Wraparound can handle even the most abnormal of screen layout configurations, and even allow windows and other objects to be dragged though screen edges.
  • Wraparound is an application primarily intended for users with large and/or multiple screens, which allows the mouse cursor to "wrap" around the screens.

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