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adjective first class pronunciation in British English

or first-class first class pronunciation in British English

  1. 1
    of the best quality or the highest standard
    a first-class hotel
    first class service
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  2. 2
    tourism relating to the best and most expensive seats on a plane or a train, or the best and most expensive accommodation on a ship
    a first class ticket
    The price includes first-class rail travel to Paris.
  3. 3
    relating to the class of post that is more expensive and quicker than second class
    Three first class stamps please.
    Use first class post to avoid delay.


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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