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noun [countable] colleague pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒliːɡ/
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  1. someone who works in the same organization or department as you
    Friends and colleagues will remember him with affection.
    his Cabinet/party colleagues
    colleague at/in/from: her colleagues at the university
    1. a.
      someone in your organization who has the same status or level of responsibility as you
      She was liked both by colleagues and subordinates.
    2. b.
      someone from a different organization or department who you work or deal with
      colleague at/in/from: It’s something that my colleagues at the embassy are extremely concerned with.
    3. c.
      someone who does the same job as you in a different organization, department, or place
      colleague at/in/from: Local firefighters will help colleagues in Eastern Europe by providing advice and equipment.


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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