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noun bound pronunciation in British English /baʊnd/
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  1. 1


    [plural] limits that affect and control what can happen or what people are able to do
    within bounds: The business community was allowed – within reasonable bounds – to set whatever pay rates they wanted.
    within the bounds of something: a decision that is not within the bounds of the mayor’s authority
    beyond/outside the bounds of something: investment advice that goes beyond the bounds of good sense
  2. 2
    [countable] mainly literary a long or high jump



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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