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view main entry for poetic adjective  /poʊˈetɪk/
British English pronunciation: poeticClick to listen to the pronunciation of poetic

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  /poʊˈetɪkli/ adverb
British English pronunciation: poeticallyClick to listen to the pronunciation of poetically

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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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