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verb [transitive] formal entail pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈteɪl/
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present tense
present participleentailing
past tenseentailed
past participleentailed
  1. 1
    if a situation or action entails a particular thing, it involves having or doing that thing
    These cuts will entail some job losses.
    entail doing something: Building the airport entails reclaiming huge areas of land from the ocean.


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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