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noun [countable] exhibition pronunciation in British English /ˌeksɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a public show where art or other interesting things are put so that people can go and look at them
    exhibition of: an exhibition of paintings by Henri Matisse
    an exhibition hall/centre/space
    on exhibition (=being shown to the public): On exhibition are costumes from all over the world.
  2. 2
    a particular way of behaving or performing
    1. a.
      used in a positive way to talk about a performance
      United provided a fine exhibition of skilful and exciting football.
    2. b.
      used in a negative way to talk about behaviour
      Such an exhibition of rudeness is absolutely unacceptable.



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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