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noun constitution pronunciation in British English /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1




    [countable] a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
    The US Constitution guarantees freedom of the press.
    The UK does not have a written constitution.
    1. a.
      a set of basic rules and principles for an organization that control how it operates
      Some members were proposing changes to the club’s constitution.
  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] your general physical condition, health, and strength
    She has always had a strong constitution.
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the form or structure of something, or the way in which it is organized
    We plan to change the constitution of the council so that it includes more members of the public.


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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