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adverb instead pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈsted/
  1. used for saying that one person, thing, or action replaces another
    If you don’t have olive oil, you can use sunflower oil instead.
    The committee has rejected our proposal. Instead, they have brought forward an alternative plan.
    instead of: Tickets will cost only £5, instead of the usual £6.50.
    Alison will be playing instead of me on Saturday.
    instead of doing something: Can’t we deal with this now instead of waiting until tomorrow?


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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