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noun [countable] mainly journalism nosedive pronunciation in British English /ˈnəʊzˌdaɪv/
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  1. 1
    a sudden reduction in prices, profits etc
    go into a nosedive: The company’s share price went into a nosedive yesterday.
    take a nosedive: The value of the pound took another nosedive today.
    1. a.
      a sudden end to success
      After the failure of the film his career took a nosedive.
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  2. 2
    an occasion when a plane suddenly falls out of the sky with its nose pointing down
    go into a nosedive: Onlookers saw the plane go into a nosedive.


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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