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noun [uncountable] dignity pronunciation in British English /ˈdɪɡnəti/
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  1. the impressive behaviour of someone who controls their emotions in a difficult situation
    She faced her death with great dignity.
    maintain/retain your dignity: It can be difficult to maintain your dignity during a divorce.
    1. a.
      respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
      lose your dignity: After the accident, I felt I’d lost my dignity.
    2. b.
      a calm and important quality that a place or organization has that people respect
      The dignity of the occasion was broken by shouts from the gallery.



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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