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noun spark pronunciation in British English /spɑː(r)k/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a very small piece of burning material
    A log fell, sending a shower of sparks up the chimney.
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the quality of being lively and original
    The performance was short on spark and creativity.
  3. 3
    [singular] a short feeling or expression of something
    A tiny spark of anger flared within her.
  4. 4
    [singular] mainly journalism something that starts a series of events or a process
    The most immediate spark for unrest could come from 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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