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noun [countable] batch pronunciation in British English /bætʃ/
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  1. an amount of a food that is prepared or baked at one time
    He took the first batch of cakes out of the oven.
    1. b.
      a number of things or people that arrive or are dealt with at the same time
      This new batch of students seems very nice.
      We’ll send the work out in batches.


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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