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noun [countable] band pronunciation in British English /bænd/
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  1. 2
    a group of people who do something together or who share a particular feature or interest
    band of: a band of outlaws
    a growing band of enthusiasts
    It’s one of the dwindling band of independent car-makers.
  2. 3
    a range of values, prices, ages etc in a system used for measuring or grouping people or things
    The rouble was trading within a band of 4,000 to 4,500 to the pound.
    If I get this job, I’ll be moving into a higher tax band.
  3. 6
    a line of something such as colour or light
    The male bird has a brown band across its chest.
    1. a.
      a narrow area of rain that passes over a place
      We can expect another band of showers in the afternoon.


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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