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verb [intransitive/transitive] formal ponder pronunciation in American English /ˈpɑndər/
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present tense
present participlepondering
past tensepondered
past participlepondered
  1. to think carefully about something for a long time before reaching a decision
    Injuries to key players have left the coach pondering his options for the next game.
    ponder how/what/when etc.: Mike pondered what he should say to his wife.
    ponder on/over: I’ve been pondering over the problem for weeks now.


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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