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noun [uncountable] assistance pronunciation in British English /əˈsɪst(ə)ns/
  1. help given to someone or help that allows something to be done
    financial/military assistance
    He’s been running the company with the assistance of his son.
    be of assistance (=help someone): Can I be of assistance?
    come to someone’s assistance (=do something to help someone): I waited patiently hoping that someone would come to my assistance.
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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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