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noun [countable] summit pronunciation in American English /ˈsʌmɪt/
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  1. 1



    summit meeting

    a meeting or series of meetings between leaders of two or more countries
    a summit of EU leaders
    a summit meeting on AIDS
    The summit will be held in Madrid in June.
  2. 2
    the top of a mountain
    They camped about 1,000 feet from the summit.
  3. 3
    the highest level of achievement in something
    His appointment as a cabinet member was the summit of his career.


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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