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noun [countable] companion pronunciation in British English /kəmˈpænjən/
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    one of a pair or group of things that are related or can be used together
    Have you seen the companion to this glove?
    A cookery book will be published as a companion volume to his television series.
  2. 3
    used in the titles of books for showing that they are about a particular subject
    a copy of the Feminist Companion to English Literature


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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