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noun notice pronunciation in American English /ˈnoʊtɪs/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a sign put in a public place that announces something or warns people about something
    We’ve put a notice up on the door to say we’re open.
    Have you read the notice on the board about scholarships?
    1. a.
      [countable] a published or broadcast announcement giving information about something
      an obituary notice
      public service notices
  2. 2
    [uncountable] information or a warning about something that is going to happen
    If you want to arrive early you must give advance notice.
    We like to have notice of any local events of interest.
    1. a.
      the period between the time that you tell someone you are going to do something and the time you do it
      I need a month’s notice if you’re planning to move out.
      at or on short/a moment’s/a few hours’ notice: Finding a replacement could prove difficult on short notice.
      Lucy was ready to leave at a moment’s notice.



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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