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noun [countable/uncountable] speculation pronunciation in American English /ˌspekjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
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    ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
    speculation about: There has been a great deal of speculation about what will happen after the elections.
    speculation that: Shannon is visiting Brazil amid speculation that a deal has been done.
    fuel/prompt speculation (=cause speculation): The visit has fueled speculation that the pair are planning to get married.
    pure/mere speculation (=guesses that are completely wrong): Government officials dismissed the report as pure speculation.


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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