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noun persuasion pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˈsweɪʒ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of persuading someone to do or believe something
    We achieve much more by persuasion than by brute force.
    powers of persuasion: Using her powers of persuasion, she got him to help.
  2. 2
    [countable] formal a set of political or religious beliefs
    governments of every political persuasion
  3. 3
    [singular] humorous a particular type of person or thing
    people of the male persuasion


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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