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noun [countable] sliver pronunciation in American English /ˈslɪvər/
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  1. 1
    a small thin piece of something
    sliver of: slivers of glass
    a sliver of cheese
    A sliver of light fell across Sue’s bed.
  2. 2
    mainly literary a small amount of a quality
    There was just a small sliver of hope that he would be found alive.


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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