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noun insight pronunciation in British English /ˈɪnsaɪt/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a chance to understand something or learn more about it
    insight into: a revealing insight into the mind of a violent murderer
    provide/give insight: The research should provide valuable insight into the nature of this complex organization.
    gain/get an insight: I got more insights about him from reading his books than from talking to him.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the ability to notice and understand a lot about people or situations
    Children can sometimes show quite remarkable insight.


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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