Last modified on 1 May 2007, at 23:16

Talk:tray

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The first two definitionsEdit

What's the difference between the first two definitions?

  1. A small, typically rectangular or round, flat, rigid object upon which things are carried.
  2. A flat carrier for items being transported.

Rephrasing these in the same way:

  1. A small, flat, rigid object upon which things are carried. Typically rectangular or round.
  2. A flat object upon which things are carried. Only used for things which are being transported.

I couldn't think of a non-rigid tray, and the "transported" part is surely superfluous. These can thus be rephrased:

  1. A small, flat, rigid object upon which things are carried. Typically rectangular or round.
  2. A flat, rigid object upon which things are carried.

Not much of a difference. How about unifying these as:

  1. A flat, rigid object upon which things are carried. Typically small and round or rectangular.

Am I missing something? -- Coffee2theorems 23:16, 1 May 2007 (UTC)