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noun [countable] award pronunciation in British English /əˈwɔː(r)d/
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  1. 1
    a prize or other reward that is given to someone who has achieved something
    She won the Player of the Year award.
    award for: an award for outstanding services to the industry
  2. 2
    an amount of money that the government or another organization gives to someone so that they are able to do something
    Students may apply for an award for payment of fees.
    a major academic award
    1. a.
      an amount of money or a judgment given by a court of law
      an award of major damages/compensation


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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