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adjective faithful pronunciation in British English /ˈfeɪθf(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    continuing to support someone or be their friend, even in a difficult situation
    a faithful friend/servant/follower: He had always been a faithful friend.
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    1. a.
      continuing to do or believe something, even in a difficult situation
      faithful to: He remained faithful to his beliefs.
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    2. b.
      used about someones actions
      Dr Still gave years of faithful service.
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  2. 2
    showing or describing something in a way that is exactly correct
    a faithful reproduction of the original painting
  3. 3
    not having sex with anyone other than your partner
    faithful to: Ken has always been faithful to his wife.

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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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