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noun     sun pronunciation in American English
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the Sun
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    the sun

    the star in the sky that provides light and warmth to the Earth
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      [singular/uncountable] the light and warmth that you feel from the sun

      We could feel the hot sun on our backs.

      The windows facing south get a lot of sun.

      in the sun:

      Miriam was sitting in the sun reading a book.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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