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adjective wise pronunciation in British English /waɪz/
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  1. a wise person is able to make good choices and decisions because they have a lot of experience
    Sally is a wise and cautious woman.
    the wise old men of the village
    1. a.
      a wise action or decision is sensible and shows that you have good judgment
      Moving out of your old flat was wise.
      Buying those shares was a wise move.
      a wise decision: You made a wise decision when you chose to study Spanish.
      wise to do something: I don’t think it’s wise to teach your children at home.


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They spent the money wisely.
She nodded wisely.


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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