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noun quarter pronunciation in British English /ˈkwɔː(r)tə(r)/
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  1. 2
    [countable] a part of a town where you find particular buildings, activities, or people
    the Chinese quarter of the city
    a house in the student quarter
  2. 3
    [countable] [often plural] formal a particular person or group of people
    in some quarters (=among some people or groups of people): Concern has been expressed in some quarters about this policy.
    from all quarters (=from all people or groups): He has won support from all quarters.
    from this/that quarter (=from one particular person or group): I knew there would be a lot of trouble from that quarter.
  3. 4
    [countable] British a unit for measuring weight, containing four ounces and equal to 0.113 kilograms
    quarter of: Can you buy me a quarter of ham?
  4. 6
    [uncountable] literary kind behaviour towards someone who you have defeated or someone who is under your authority
    give/get no quarter: Any man found breaking the rules would be given absolutely no quarter.


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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