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noun [countable]     flaw pronunciation in British English
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  1. a mistake or fault in something that makes it useless or less effective

    There are serious flaws in the way we train our teachers.

    fatal flaw (=that makes something completely useless or wrong):

    What you’ve just said is the fatal flaw in your argument.

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    1. a.
      a mark or fault that spoils something and makes it less beautiful or perfect

      There was a tiny flaw in the diamond.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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