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adverb plainly pronunciation in British English /ˈpleɪnli/
  1. 1
    in a way that is easy to see, hear, notice etc
    Her voice is trembling – I can hear it quite plainly.
    The barracks were plainly visible on the hillside.
  2. 3
    if something is plainly true, wrong, necessary etc, it is obvious that it is true, wrong etc
    Something was plainly wrong.
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  3. 4
    without a lot of decoration
    She was always plainly dressed, in a way that gave her an air of elegance.


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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