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noun default setting pronunciation in British English /ˈdɪfɔːlt ˌsetiŋ/
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singulardefault setting
pluraldefault settings
  1. 1
    [countable] computing a setting that is automatically given to a software application, computer program or device
    When I had a problem with my phone I just restored it to default settings and it was fine.
  2. 2
    [singular] humorous the way in which someone normally behaves and reacts
    This outfit is perfect for the child whose default setting is ’scruffy’.
    No country can long prosper if its default setting is to be jaded.


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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