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noun [countable] abbreviation pronunciation in American English /əˌbriviˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. a short form of a word or phrase
    MIA is an abbreviation for “Missing in Action.”

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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