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adverb thinly pronunciation in British English /ˈθɪnli/
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  1. 1
    in a thin layer or piece
    Spread the melted chocolate thinly over the cake.
    thinly sliced tomatoes
  2. 2
    with only a few people or things that are far apart from each other
    thinly spread/scattered/sown: Quality programmes are spread very thinly throughout the schedules.
    thinly populated: The area remains thinly populated even today.
  3. 3
    in a way that makes it easy to recognize what the true situation really is
    thinly disguised/veiled/concealed: a thinly veiled criticism of the president



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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