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noun [countable] hero pronunciation in British English /ˈhɪərəʊ/
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  1. 1
    someone who has done something brave, for example saving a persons life or risking their own life
    a war hero
    The sisters were treated as local heroes after rescuing a two-year-old boy from drowning.
    unsung hero (=a hero who has not been praised or recognized): He was one of life’s unsung heroes.
    See also folk hero

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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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