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perforation (n.)

early 15c., perforacioun, "hole made through something;" mid-15c., "action of boring or piercing," from Medieval Latin perforationem (nominative perforatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin perforare "bore or pierce through," from per "through" (from PIE root *per- (1) "forward," hence "through") + forare "to pierce" (from PIE root *bhorh- "hole").

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Definitions of perforation from WordNet

perforation (n.)
a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place;
perforation (n.)
a hole made in something;
a perforation of the eardrum
perforation (n.)
the act of punching a hole (especially a row of holes as for ease of separation);
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