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adjective British English pronunciation: interesting /ˈɪntrəstɪŋ/
  1. something that is interesting makes you want to know about it or take part in it

    She's an interesting new writer.

    That brings up an interesting point that we haven't talked about yet.

    it is interesting to note/learn/see/hear etc (that):

    It would be interesting to hear their views on this problem.

    it is interesting that/how:

    It's interesting that she suddenly changed her attitude.

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