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noun [singular] downfall pronunciation in British English /ˈdaʊnˌfɔːl/
  1. 1
    a sudden loss of power, status, or success
    bad investments that led to the company’s downfall
  2. 2
    something that causes the downfall of a person or group
    His political ambition was his downfall.


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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