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noun [countable] pointer pronunciation in British English /ˈpɔɪntə(r)/
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  1. 1
    informal a piece of advice or information
    Can you give me a few pointers on how to improve my writing?
  2. 2
    something that shows the development or progress of a situation
    The unemployment rate is a clear pointer to the state of the economy.


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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