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noun sort pronunciation in American English /sɔrt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a group of people or things with the same qualities or features
    What sort are you looking for?
    sort of: In that sort of situation Tom tends to panic.
    all sorts of: He was asking us all sorts of questions about you.
    of some sort/some sort of: Is this a joke of some sort?
    of this/that sort: Mistakes of this sort happen every day.
    1. a.
      [singular] a particular type of person
      Jane won’t be able to keep quiet about it – she’s not the sort.



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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