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noun mind pronunciation in American English /maɪnd/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the part of you that thinks, knows, remembers, and feels things
    His mind was full of the things he had seen that day.
    I need a walk to clear my mind.
    in someone’s mind: You never know what’s going on in her mind.
    1. a.
      your attention or thoughts
      Can you say that again? My mind was on something else.
      keep your mind on something: I can’t keep my mind on work when it’s so sunny outside.
    2. b.
      your usual way of thinking
      Ellen’s husband has a very suspicious mind.
  2. 2
    [singular] your intelligence and ability to understand things
    a brilliant/keen mind
    Her youngest child has a very inquiring mind (=is very interested in things and always asking questions).
    My grandmother’s mind is failing.
    1. a.
      [countable] someone who is very intelligent
      He is one of the finest minds in physics today.




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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