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/ˈsɜː(r)t(ə)n/
  1. used for referring to someone or something without being specific about exactly what or who they are

    There are certain things we need to discuss urgently.

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    1. a.
      spoken used for referring to someone or something without saying their name, when you know that the person you are talking to knows who or what you are referring to

      A certain person is going to be there, so you might not want to come.

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