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adjective politically correct pronunciation in British English
  1. politically correct language or behaviour is not offensive, especially to people who have often been affected by discrimination (=unfair treatment)
    It is no longer politically correct to refer to the educationally subnormal.
    1. a.
      used about people
      Some very politically correct parents won’t let their children play with toy guns.


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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