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noun [countable] dive pronunciation in British English /daɪv/
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  1. 2
    a quick sudden movement towards the ground from the air
    The plane lost control and went into a dive.
  2. 3
    a sudden fall in the value of something
    take a dive (=fall): The share price took a 30% dive last year.
  3. 5
    a sudden movement in a particular direction
    Bond made a dive for the gun lying on the floor.


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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