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UK [ˈleɪaʊt] / US [ˈleɪˌaʊt] noun [countable]
Word forms "layout":
singular layout plural layouts
the way in which the different parts of something are arranged

The user gradually becomes familiar with the layout of the keyboard.

a) the way in which the words and pictures on a page are arranged

the layout of a business letter

page layout:

a two-column page layout

b) the way in which something such as a room, building, or city is arranged

The layout of your house and garden can deter crime.


English dictionary. 2014.

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