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noun [countable] player pronunciation in British English /ˈpleɪə(r)/
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  1. 1
    someone who plays a particular game or sport
    The top players earn millions of dollars a year.
    a tennis/cricket player
    She proved an excellent chess player.
  2. 3
    a person or organization that influences a situation, especially in business or politics
    Scottish companies could become major players in the world market for green technologies.
    Germany is seen as a key player within the European Union.


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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