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concrete Explained

concrete at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


concrete at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S3 adj [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: concretus, past participle of concrescere 'to grow together', from com- ( COM-) + crescere 'to grow']//
1 made of concrete: --a concrete floor//
2 definite and specific: abstract// --What does that mean in concrete terms ?// --the lack of any concrete evidence // --a dialogue about concrete issues and problems// -- concretely adv //
concrete 2 n [U] a substance used for building that is made by mixing sand, very small stones, cement, and water//
concrete 3 v [T] to cover something such as a path, wall etc with concrete//

concrete at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Artificial stone made of a mixture of cement, aggregate (hard material), and water. In addition to its potential for immense compressive strength and its ability, when poured, to adapt to virtually any form, concrete is fire-resistant and has become one of the most common building materials in the world. The binder usually used today is portland cement. The aggregate is usually sand and gravel. Additives called admixtures may be used to accelerate the curing (hardening) process in low temperature conditions. Other admixtures trap air in the concrete or slow shrinkage and increase strength. See also precast concrete, prestressed concrete, reinforced concrete.

concrete at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

267 Moby Thesaurus words for "concrete":
Formica, Masonite, Tarmac, Tarvia, absolute, actual, adamant,
adobe, agglomerate, agglomeration, appreciable, ashlar, asphalt,
associate, authentic, bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop, block,
body, bona fide, bone, bony, bracket, breccia, brick,
bricks and mortar, bunch, cake, candy, canvas, carpet, carpeting,
causeway, cement, cemental, certain, clabber, clapboard, clear-cut,
clinker, close, close-knit, close-textured, close-woven, clot,
clump, cluster, coagulate, coalesce, cobble, cobblestone, combine,
compact, compacted, compound, compressed, concentrated, concretion,
condense, condensed, congeal, congested, conglomerate,
conglomeration, connect, consolidated, cork tile, corneous, couple,
covering materials, crammed, crammed full, crowded, crystallize,
curb, curbing, curbstone, curd, curdle, defined, definite,
definitive, dense, detailed, determinate, diamond, diamondlike,
different, distinct, distinguished, dry, dure, edgestone, esoteric,
especial, exceptional, express, extraordinary, ferroconcrete,
fiber glass, firebrick, firm, fixed, flag, flagging, flagstone,
flint, flintlike, flinty, floor, flooring, gel, gelatinate,
gelatinize, genuine, gluey, granite, granitelike, granitic,
granulate, gravel, grout, hard, hard as nails, hardhearted,
heart of oak, heavy, horny, impenetrable, impermeable, incrassate,
individual, indurate, inner, inspissate, intimate, iron, iron-hard,
ironlike, jam-packed, jammed, jell, jellify, jelly, kerb,
kerbstone, knot, lapideous, lath and plaster, link, linoleum,
literal, lithoid, lithoidal, lopper, lump, macadam, marble,
marblelike, masonry, mass, massive, mastic, material, metal,
minute, mortar, nails, node, nonporous, noteworthy, oak, obdurate,
osseous, packed, palpable, pantile, paper, parget, parquet,
particular, pave, pavement, pavestone, paving, paving material,
paving stone, pebble, personal, physical, plaster, plasterboard,
plasters, plywood, ponderable, precise, prestressed concrete,
private, real, realistic, reliable, resistant, resistive,
respective, road metal, rock, rocklike, rocky, roofage, roofing,
roofing paper, roughcast, sensible, serried, set, several, shake,
sheathing board, sheeting, shingle, siding, singular, slate, solid,
solid body, solidify, solipsistic, special, specific, spun glass,
steel, steellike, steely, stone, stonelike, stony, stucco,
substantial, substantive, take a set, tangible, tar, tar paper,
tarmacadam, thatch, thick, thick-growing, thicken, thickset, tile,
tilestone, tiling, tough, unite, valid, veneer, viscid, viscose,
viscous, wainscoting, wallboard, walling, wallpaper, washboard,
weatherboard, wood

concrete at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun, verb
1 made of concrete:
a concrete floor / wall / building
2 based on facts, not on ideas or guesses:
concrete evidence / proposals / proof * 'It's only a suspicion,' she said, 'nothing concrete.' * It is easier to think in concrete terms rather than in the abstract. * This is an urban tragedy that needs concrete action, not just concern.
compare ABSTRACT (1)
3 a concrete object is one that you can see and feel
concretely adverb
[U] building material that is made by mixing together CEMENT, sand, small stones and water:
a slab of concrete * The pathway is formed from large pebbles set in concrete.
verb [VN] ~ sth (over) to cover sth with concrete:
The garden had been concreted over.

Concrete at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Concrete \Con"crete\ (? or ?), a. [L. concretus, p. p. of
concrescere to grow together; con- + crescere to grow; cf. F.
concret. See {Crescent}.]
1. United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate
particles into one mass; united in a solid form.

The first concrete state, or consistent surface, of
the chaos must be of the same figure as the last
liquid state. --Bp. Burnet.

2. (Logic)
(a) Standing for an object as it exists in nature,
invested with all its qualities, as distinguished from
standing for an attribute of an object; -- opposed to
{abstract}. Hence:
(b) Applied to a specific object; special; particular; --
opposed to {general}. See {Abstract}, 3.

Concrete is opposed to abstract. The names of
individuals are concrete, those of classes
abstract. --J. S. Mill.

Concrete terms, while they express the quality,
do also express, or imply, or refer to, some
subject to which it belongs. --I. Watts.

{Concrete number}, a number associated with, or applied to, a
particular object, as three men, five days, etc., as
distinguished from an abstract number, or one used without
reference to a particular object.

{Concrete quantity}, a physical object or a collection of
such objects. --Davies & Peck.

{Concrete science}, a physical science, one having as its
subject of knowledge concrete things instead of abstract

{Concrete sound or movement of the voice}, one which slides
continuously up or down, as distinguished from a
{discrete} movement, in which the voice leaps at once from
one line of pitch to another. --Rush.

Concrete \Con*crete"\, v. t.
1. To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of
separate particles.

There are in our inferior world divers bodies that
are concreted out of others. --Sir M. Hale.

2. To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.

Concrete \Con"crete\, n.
1. A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous
union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in
one body.

To divide all concretes, minerals and others, into
the same number of distinct substances. --Boyle.

2. A mixture of gravel, pebbles, or broken stone with cement
or with tar, etc., used for sidewalks, roadways,
foundations, etc., and esp. for submarine structures.

3. (Logic) A term designating both a quality and the subject
in which it exists; a concrete term.

The concretes ``father'' and ``son'' have, or might
have, the abstracts ``paternity'' and ``filiety''.
--J. S. Mill.

4. (Sugar Making) Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a
solid mass.

Concrete \Con*crete"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Concreted}; p. pr &
vb. n. {Concreting}.]
To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or
solid body.

Note: Applied to some substances, it is equivalent to
indurate; as, metallic matter concretes into a hard
body; applied to others, it is equivalent to congeal,
thicken, inspissate, coagulate, as in the concretion of
blood. ``The blood of some who died of the plague could
not be made to concrete.'' --Arbuthnot.

concrete at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or
imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees" [ant: {abstract}]
2: formed by the coalescence of particles

n : a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel
and cement and water

v 1: cover with cement; "concrete the walls"
2: form into a solid mass; coalesce

concrete at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=concrete (disambiguation)|concrete


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » concretus|lang=la, past participle of Inter: term » concrescere|lang=la (Inter: term » com-|lang=la + Inter: term » crescere|lang=la).


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈkɒŋkriːt/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈkɑːnkriːt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-concrete.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » iːt


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Particular, perceivable, real.
    1. : Fuzzy videotapes and distorted sound recordings are not concrete evidence that bigfoot exists.
    2. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=December 16
    |author=Denis Campbell
    |title=Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'
    |passage=Professor Peter Crome, chair of the audit's steering group, said the report "provides further concrete evidence that the care of patients with dementia in hospital is in need of a radical shake-up". While a few hospitals had risen to the challenge of improving patients' experiences, many have not, he said. The report recommends that all staff receive basic dementia awareness training, and staffing levels should be maintained to help such patients.
    1. Not abstract.
    2. : Once arrested, I realized that handcuffs are concrete, even if my concept of what is legal wasn’t.
    3. Made of concrete building material.
    4. : The office building had concrete flower boxes out front.


      * Inter: sense » perceivable tangible

  • Inter: sense » not abstract tangible


    * Inter: sense » perceivable intangible
  • Inter: sense » not abstract intangible, abstract


    Inter: trans-top » particular, perceivable, real
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|конкретен, Inter: t+ » bg|определен
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|具體|alt=具體的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|具体|tr=jùtǐ de|alt=具体的|sc=Hani
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|konkret
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|concreet
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|konkreetne
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|konkreettinen, Inter: t- » fi|kouriintuntuva
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|concret
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|konkret, Inter: t+ » de|bestimmt, Inter: t+ » de|genau
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|υλικός|m|tr=ylikós|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|konkrét
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|concreto, Inter: t+ » it|reale
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|実際|alt=実際の|tr=jissai no
    • Latvian: konkrēts {{m}}, konkrēta {{f}}
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|konkretny|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|concreto
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|concret|m|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конкретный|tr=konkrétnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|определённый|tr=opredeljónnyj
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|concreto, Inter: t- » es|específico
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|konkret, Inter: t+ » sv|påtaglig

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » not abstract
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|реален, Inter: t+ » bg|действителен
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|具體|alt=具體的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|具体|tr=jùtǐ de|alt=具体的|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|konkret
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|concreet
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|konkreettinen, Inter: t- » fi|kouriintuntuva
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|concret
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|konkret
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|συγκεκριμένος|m|tr=sygkekriménos|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|konkrét

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|concreto, Inter: t+ » it|reale
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|具体的|tr=ぐたいてき, gutaiteki
  • Latvian: konkrēts {{m}}, konkrēta {{f}}
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|konkretny|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|concreto
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|concret|m|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|реальный|tr=reál’nyj, Inter: t+ » ru|действительный|tr=dejstvítel’nyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|rudail
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|concreto
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|konkret

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » made of concrete
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|бетонен
    • Chinese:
    • : Cantonese: Inter: tø » yue|石屎|sc=Hani, Inter: tø » yue|三合土|sc=Hani, Inter: tø » yue|混凝土|sc=Hani
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|具體|alt=具體的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|混凝土|tr=hùnníngtǔ de|alt=混凝土的|sc=Hani
    • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|beton
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|beton|alt=beton-
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|betonnen
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|betoninen, Inter: t+ » fi|betoni|alt=betoni-
    • French: Inter: l » fr|de Inter: t+ » fr|béton
    • German: Inter: l » de|aus Beton, Inter: t+ » de|Beton|alt=Beton-
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|τσιμεντένιος|m|tr=tsimenténios|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|beton

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: l » it|in / Inter: l » it|di Inter: t+ » it|calcestruzzo, Inter: l » it|in / Inter: l » it|di Inter: t+ » it|cemento
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|コンクリート|alt=コンクリートの|tr=konkurīto no
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|betona
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|betonowy|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|concreto
  • Romanian: Inter: l » ro|de Inter: t+ » ro|beton
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бетонный|tr=betónnyj
  • Sardinian:
  • : Campidanese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sro|biaroni
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|concreto|alt=de concreto, Inter: t- » es|hormigón|alt=de hormigón
  • Swedish: compounds with Inter: t+ » sv|betong|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: konkreta

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » id: nyata, jelas

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: wikipedi » a
    Inter: en-noun » -
  • A building material created by mixing Portland cement, water, and aggregate including gravel and sand.
    1. : The road was made of concrete that had been poured in large slabs.
    2. A solid mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles.
    3. 1661, Category: w - :Robert Boyle|Robert Boyle, Category: s - :Sceptical Chymist|The Sceptical Chymist, p. 26:
    4. : "...upon the suppos’d Inter: term » analysis|Analysis made by the fire, of the former sort of Concretes, there are wont to emerge Bodies resembling those which they take for the Elements...
    5. Inter: U » S A dessert of frozen custard with various toppings.
    6. 2010, June Naylor, Judy Wiley, Insiders Guide to Dallas and Fort Worth'' (page 54)
    7. : Besides cones, Curley's serves sundaes, and concretes—custard with all sorts of yummy goodness blended in, like pecans, caramel, almonds, Inter: .. » .
    8. John Lutz, Diamond Eyes (page 170)
    9. : When Nudger and Claudia were finished eating they drove to the Ted Drewes frozen custard stand on Chippewa and stood in line for a couple of chocolate chip concretes.


      Inter: trans-top » building material

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|خرسانة|f|tr=xarasāna|alt=خَرَسَانَة|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|բետոն|tr=beton
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|formigón|m
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|бетон|m|tr=betón|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|бетон|m|tr=betón
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|formigó
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|混凝土|tr=hùnníngtǔ|sc=Hani
  • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|beton
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|beton|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|beton
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beton|n
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|betono
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|betoon
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|betong|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|betoni
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|béton|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Beton|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σκυρόδεμα|n|tr=skyródema|sc=Grek, Inter: qualifier » colloquial Inter: t+ » el|μπετόν|n|tr=betón|sc=Grek
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|beton
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|beton
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|steinsteypa|f, Inter: t- » is|steypa|f
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|beton

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|coincréit|f
    • Italian: calcestruzzo {{m}}, Inter: qualifier » colloquial cemento {{m}}
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|コンクリート|tr=konkurīto
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|콘크리트|tr=konkeuriteu|sc=Kore
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|betons|m
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Bëtong|m
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|betong|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بتن|tr=beton|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|beton|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|betão|m, Inter: t+ » pt|concreto|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|beton|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бетон|m|tr=betón
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cruadhtan|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|бетон|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|beton|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|betón|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|beton|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|hormigón|m, Inter: t+ » es|concreto|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|betong|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|beton, Inter: t+ » tr|dongu
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|бетон|m|tr=betón|sc=Cyrl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|bê tông

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * -crete
  • reinforced concrete
  • shotcrete

    See also

    * cement
  • mortar
  • UHPC


    Inter: en-verb » concret|ing

  • To cover with or encase in concrete; often constructed as concrete over.
    1. : I hate grass, so I concreted over my lawn.
    2. To solidify.
    3. : Josie’s plans began concreting once she fixed a date for the wedding.


      Inter: trans-top » cover with concrete

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|бетонирам
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|gøre Inter: t+ » da|til Inter: t+ » da|en Inter: t- » da|fast Inter: t+ » da|masse
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|betonneren
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|betonoida
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bétonner
  • German: Inter: t- » de|betonieren, Inter: t- » de|einbetonieren
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|επικαλύπτω με σκυρόδεμα|tr=epikalýpto me skyródema|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|betonoz
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|coprire (Inter: t- » it|ricoprire) Inter: t+ » it|di Inter: t+ » it|calcestruzzo (Inter: t+ » it|cemento), Inter: t- » it|cementificare
    • Polish: betonować
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бетонировать|tr=betonírovat’
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|hormigonar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » solidify
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|конкретизирам се
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 凝結|凝结 (níngjié)
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|størkne, Inter: t- » da|blive hård, Inter: t- » da|blive konkret, Inter: t- » da|konkretisere
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|concretiseren, Inter: t+ » nl|concreet Inter: t+ » nl|worden, Inter: t+ » nl|vorm Inter: t+ » nl|aannemen
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|konkretisoitua
    • French: concréter Inter: qualifier » old, Inter: t+ » fr|concrétiser
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|konkretisieren

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|στερεοποιούμαι|tr=stereopoioúmai|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|megszilárdít
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|solidificare, Inter: t- » it|solidificarsi, Inter: t- » it|concretizzare, Inter: t- » it|concretizzarsi
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|твердеть|tr=tverdét’
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|concretizar
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|ta form, bli Inter: t+ » sv|konkret

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from the adjective, noun, or verb "concrete"
    • concrete jungle

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • concretion

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • concretize/concretise

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • concrete canyon

  • Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: rfc » feminine plural?
    Category: Category:en:Building materials -



    Inter: head » nl
  • Inter: nl-adj-infl-of » concreet


    * concreet

  • Italian


    concrete {{p}}
  • Inter: feminine of » concreto

  • Category: Category:Italian adjective forms -



    Inter: la-part-form » concrēte
  • Inter: inflection of » concretus|concrētus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Spanish


    Inter: es-verb-form » concretar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=1|number=singular|concretar
    1. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|concretar
    2. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=3|number=singular|concretar

    Translation: ar » concrete
    Translation: de » concrete
    Translation: et » concrete
    Translation: fa » concrete
    Translation: fr » concrete
    Translation: ko » concrete
    Translation: io » concrete
    Translation: it » concrete
    Translation: kn » concrete
    Translation: ku » concrete
    Translation: lo » concrete
    Translation: lt » concrete
    Translation: li » concrete
    Translation: hu » concrete
    Translation: mg » concrete
    Translation: ml » concrete
    Translation: my » concrete
    Translation: nl » concrete
    Translation: no » concrete
    Translation: pl » concrete
    Translation: pt » concrete
    Translation: ru » concrete
    Category: simple:concrete -
    Translation: fi » concrete
    Translation: sv » concrete
    Translation: ta » concrete
    Translation: te » concrete
    Translation: th » concrete
    Translation: tr » concrete
    Translation: vi » concrete
    Translation: zh » concrete

  • concreté at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: es-verb-form » concretar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=indicative|tense=preterite|pers=1|number=singular|concretar

  • Translation: mg » concreté
    Translation: nl » concreté

    concrète at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: fr-adj-form » sort=concrete
  • Inter: feminine of » concret

  • Translation: et » concrète
    Translation: fr » concrète
    Translation: io » concrète