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noun celebration pronunciation in American English /ˌseləˈbreɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a party or special event at which you celebrate something such as a birthday or a religious holiday
    The whole family came for our anniversary celebration.
    The town’s centennial celebrations will begin with a parade.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the activity of celebrating something
      It was a night of dancing and celebration.
      in celebration of something: He’s having a party in celebration of his 84th birthday.
  2. 2
    [countable] an occasion when you show your admiration of someone or something
    The ceremony will be a celebration of his life.


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

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