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noun [countable] vista pronunciation in British English /ˈvɪstə/
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  1. 1
    mainly literary the view that you can see from a particular place, especially a beautiful view
    We spent a few moments enjoying the vista from the hotel balcony.
  2. 2
    a situation which seems to make it possible for particular things to happen or exist
    The end of communism opened up new vistas for investment.


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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