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noun pilgrimage pronunciation in American English /ˈpɪlɡrɪmɪdʒ/
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  1. [countable/uncountable] a trip that a religious person makes to a holy place
    They were on a pilgrimage to Tirupathi temple in south India.
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    1. a.
      [countable] a visit to a place that is connected with someone or something that is important to you
      a family pilgrimage from Washington to my father’s hometown of West Chester
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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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