One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mesh or network of links or connecting pieces.‘a webwork of beams and girders’
web, criss-cross, grid, lattice, net, matrix, mesh, webbing, tracery, trellisView synonyms
- ‘With exhaustive detail, it patiently recreates an entire society, showing the webwork of behavior and convention that obstructs and defeats our best intentions.’
- ‘Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled webwork from the eaves.’
- ‘We never considered the possibility that we might be trapped in the webwork of communication and transport that was supposed to make us free.’
- ‘As Daniel struggles to understand the webwork of relationships within the family - and his growing attraction to his cousin - the audience is gifted the odd flashback to help join up some of the dots.’
- ‘These different interconnections between the many regulatory genes, if diagrammed fully, would form an intricate webwork, much more complex that the few arrows in this cartoon.’
- ‘Deep creases puckered the corners of his eyes and etched a spider-thin webwork of lines around his mouth.’
- ‘In the US a baroque webwork of agencies shares responsibilities for determining safe levels of chemical residue in and on food.’
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