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adjective [usually before noun] opposite pronunciation in British English /ˈɒpəzɪt/
  1. 1
    across from or on the other side of someone or something
    On the opposite side of the road from the school was the church.
    A picture on the opposite page caught her attention.
    They sat at opposite ends of the room.
  2. 2
    completely different
    These proposals would have the opposite effect to the one intended.
    in the opposite direction: The car smashed into a lorry coming in the opposite direction.


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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