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adjective bottom pronunciation in British English /ˈbɒtəm/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] in the lowest place or part
    She sat on the bottom step.
    the bottom half of the page
    Click on the ‘Start’ button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
  2. 2
    at the lowest level or position, in status or success
    We should be able to beat the bottom team in the league.
    people in the bottom 25% of the earnings table
    come bottom (=get the worst result in a test or examination): In the last spelling test, I came bottom.


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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