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noun entry pronunciation in British English /ˈentri/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the right or ability to go into a place
    gain entry (=succeed in entering a place): We had to remove the lock on the door to gain entry.
    refuse/deny entry: Officials have been refused entry to the two camps.
    entry to/into: Entry to the exhibition costs £5.50.
    1. a.
      the act of entering a place
      They were charged with illegal entry into the US.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of becoming involved in a situation
    entry to/into: America’s entry into the war
    1. a.
      the right to become a member of an organization, profession, or other group
      entry to/into: Older students are being denied entry into full-time education.
  3. 3
    [countable] a set of information that is part of a series of things written in a book, list, computer database etc
    Her diary entries for that month show how unhappy she was.
    the dictionary entry for the word ‘play’
    1. a.
      something that you have to make or do when you take part in a competition
      The contest attracted entries from all over the country.


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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