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noun mileage pronunciation in American English /ˈmaɪlɪdʒ/
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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] the number of miles that a vehicle has traveled since it was made, or in a particular period of time
    What kind of mileage does the car have on it?
    high/low mileage: a car with high mileage
    1. a.
      [uncountable] [often before noun] money paid to someone for the miles they have traveled in their job
      Employees get a mileage allowance for business travel.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] informal an advantage or opportunity that you get from something
    He has gotten a lot of mileage out of his friendship with the mayor.
    political mileage: They had tried to gain some political mileage out of a tragedy.


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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