Pronunciation: (pûr"fu-rā'shun), [key]
1. a hole, or one of a series of holes, bored or punched through something, as those between individual postage stamps of a sheet to facilitate separation.
2. a hole made or passing through a thing.
3. the act of perforating.
4. the condition or state of being perforated.
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