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noun [countable/uncountable] refusal pronunciation in British English /rɪˈfjuːz(ə)l/
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  1. the act of refusing to do something
    She gave a firm refusal.
    refusal to do something: The protesters considered several options, including a refusal to pay taxes.
    1. a.
      the act of refusing to accept something that someone offers you
      refusal of: the union’s refusal of a new contract
    2. b.
      the act of refusing to let someone have or do something
      refusal of: Jordan said he was surprised at the council’s refusal of the planning application.


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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