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noun [countable] dame pronunciation in British English /deɪm/
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  1. 1


    used in front of the name of a woman who has been given a special honour by the British government
    Dame Joan Sutherland
    1. a.
      someone who has this title
      She became a Dame in 1990.
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  2. 3
    American informal old-fashioned a woman. It is sometimes used in a humorous way, but many women find it offensive.


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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