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noun [countable] lecture pronunciation in British English /ˈlektʃə(r)/
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  1. 1
    a talk to a group of people about a particular subject, especially at a college or university
    The course will be taught through a series of lectures and seminars.
    lecture on: a lecture on Dickens
    give a lecture: Tomorrow she will be giving a lecture at London University.
  2. 2
    showing disapproval a long serious talk that criticizes you or warns you about something, especially when this is annoying
    I don’t need any lectures from you about being late!


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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