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noun [countable] estate pronunciation in American English /ɪˈsteɪt/
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  1. 1
    [usually singular] all the property and money that belongs to someone, especially someone who has just died
    Martin was the sole heir to his father’s estate.
  2. 2
    a large area of land where a particular crop is grown
    tea/coffee/wine estates
    1. a.
      a very large area of land that belongs to one person, usually with a very big house on it
      She has a team of six people who manage the estate.
    2. b.
      British a development of houses
      He grew up on an estate.


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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