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noun myth pronunciation in American English /mɪθ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an ancient traditional story about gods, heroes, and magic
    Greek myths and legends
    1. a.
      [uncountable] ancient traditional stories
      the distinction between myth and history
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] something that people wrongly believe to be true
    Many teenagers still believe myths about sex and pregnancy.
    a popular myth: There’s a popular myth that you can’t be struck by lightning twice.
    dispel/scotch a myth (=prove it to be untrue): He has helped to dispel the myth that men do not care about their appearance.
    perpetuate a myth (=make a myth continue): Our program must not perpetuate myths or reinforce stereotypes.


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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