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noun [countable] platitude pronunciation in American English /ˈplætɪˌtud/
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  1. something that has been said so often that it is not interesting anymore and shows a lack of imagination
    The conversation between the two leaders went beyond platitudes and got into real issues.

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 platitude pronunciation in American English /ˌplætɪˈtud(ə)nəs/ adjective


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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