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noun [countable] [usually singular] muddle pronunciation in British English /ˈmʌd(ə)l/
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  1. a confused situation or condition
    Her feelings for him are such a muddle.
    in a muddle: She died leaving her financial affairs in a muddle.
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a mistake caused by a confused situation
      Sorry – there’s been a bit of a muddle.


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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