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adjective privileged pronunciation in American English /ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd/

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  1. 1
    having advantages and opportunities that other people do not have, because you have a lot of money or high social status
    Cynthia had a very privileged upbringing.
    a privileged class/group/elite
    the/a privileged few: For the privileged few, opportunities to make money always exist.
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      able or allowed to do things that other people have no opportunity to do
      We feel very privileged because we get a year off work with full pay.
      be/feel privileged to do something: All those who were privileged to work with him have special memories.
      a privileged position: Her financial advisers occupy a privileged position within the company.



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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