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adjective historic pronunciation in British English /hɪˈstɒrɪk/
  1. 1
    a historic place is important because it is old and interesting or impressive
    the historic city of York
    areas of special architectural or historic interest
    historic monument/building: Tourists like to visit historic monuments such as Stonehenge and Westminster Abbey.
    1. a.
      historic objects are old and of historical importance
      a collection of historic aircraft
  2. 2
    a historic event or time will be recorded in history because it is very important
    the president’s historic visit to Vietnam
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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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