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adjective keen pronunciation in American English /kin/
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  1. 3
    very strong
    a manager who takes a keen interest in his employees
  2. 5
    mainly British wanting to do something, or wanting other people to do something
    We are keen to encourage more local employers to work with us.
    1. a.
      mainly British wanting to do something well
      The students in this class are all very keen.
  3. 6
    [only before noun] mainly British very interested in an activity that you do often because you enjoy it
    a keen hiker/gardener/amateur astronomer


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noun [uncountable]


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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