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noun desk pronunciation in British English /desk/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a table that you sit at to write or work, often with drawers in it
    an oak desk
    I’m usually at my desk by 9.00 am.
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  2. 2
    [singular] a place that provides information or a service, for example in a hotel or at an airport
    Leave a message for me at the desk.
    the reception/inquiry desk


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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