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noun accompaniment pronunciation in British English /əˈkʌmp(ə)nɪmənt/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] music the part of a piece of music that supports the tune or someone singing
    a violin accompaniment
  2. 2
    [countable] something that you provide as a good addition, especially to a particular meal
    accompaniment to: Serve the sauce as an accompaniment to roast meat.
  3. 3
    [countable] formal something that happens while or because something else is happening
    an inevitable accompaniment of the transition to a market economy



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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