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noun [countable] round pronunciation in American English /raʊnd/
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  1. 1
    one of a series of meetings
    round of: The next round of peace talks will be held in Rome.
    The agreement came at the end of the third round of negotiations.
    1. a.
      a game or a series of games in a competition
      Murray plays his first match in the second round on Wednesday.
      round of: Brazil beat the United States in the second round of the World Cup.
    2. b.
      one of a series of elections
      The opposition party is leading after the first round of the elections.
    3. c.
      one of a series of short periods of fighting in a boxing or wrestling match
      He knocked out his opponent in the fourth round.
    4. d.
      [usually plural] a series of visits to different people or places that are made as part of someones job
      The bag was found by a mailman on his morning delivery round.
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  2. 2
    a bullet or a shot that is fired from a weapon
    Those guns are capable of firing 1,250 rounds per minute.
    He had a handgun and several rounds of live ammunition.
  3. 3
    a complete game of golf
    He likes nothing more than to play a round of golf.
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  4. 4
    a drink for each of the people in a group
    Tom went to the bar to order another round of drinks.
    It’s my round (=I will buy the drinks).
  5. 5
    a round slice of food
    He prepared cucumber rounds covered with cream cheese.



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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