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fill

Building material such as gravel, stones, etc., used to bring an area of ground up to a required level
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fill

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(civil engineering)
Earth used for embankments or as backfill.
(mining engineering)
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fill

1. Soil, crushed stone, or waste materials, used to raise an existing grade or as a man-made deposit.
2. The depth or the volume of such material so added.
3. A cementitious material such as concrete or terrazzo, which is placed over a metal substructure to provide the wearing surface of a tread or platform.
4. Aggregate placed on a roof decking, 2 to form the appropriate design slope.
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fill

(1) In a graphics program, to apply color to a graphics object such as a rectangle, circle or polygon. In a paint program, the fill function is depicted as a paint bucket icon. It is used to "paint" objects or the entire canvas.

(2) In a spreadsheet, to enter common or repetitive values into a group of cells.
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