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adverb sharply pronunciation in American English /ˈʃɑrpli/
  1. 1
    suddenly and by a large amount
    Interest rates have fallen sharply over the last few weeks.
  2. 2
    in a severe way
    The government has been sharply criticized for human rights violations.
  3. 3
    in a way that makes details or differences easy to see
    In this photograph, the figures are more sharply defined.
    The economic situation in the north contrasts sharply with that in the south.


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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