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noun [countable] queue pronunciation in British English /kjuː/
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  1. 1
    British a line of people waiting for something in a shop or similar place. The usual American word is line
    queue for: There was a long queue for tickets.
    a queue to do something: a queue to get into the museum
    be/stand in a queue: We stood in a queue for over an hour.
    join a queue: A woman joined the queue behind me.
    1. a.
      a number of people who have telephoned a place at the same time and are waiting to speak to an operator
      Your call has been put in a queue and will be answered as soon as possible.
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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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