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adjective symptomatic pronunciation in British English /ˌsɪmptəˈmætɪk/
  1. 1
    formal showing the existence of a problem or of a bad situation
    symptomatic of: The dispute is symptomatic of tensions that exist within the union.
  2. 2
    showing the symptoms of an illness
    symptomatic gall bladder disease
    symptomatic patients

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 symptomatic pronunciation in British English /ˌsɪmptəˈmætɪkli/ adverb


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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