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adjective round pronunciation in American English /raʊnd/
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  1. 1
    shaped like a circle or a ball
    Don’t worry if the balls of dough aren’t perfectly round.
    A round table will seat more people than a square one.
    Which hairstyles would look good with a round face like mine?
  2. 2
    The round arch is thought to belong to an earlier period.
  3. 3
    not exact, but given as a whole number or as a number ending in zero
    They quoted a round figure of $100 million.
  4. 4
    complete and not less than a particular amount
    a round dozen: This goal brings his total for the season to a round dozen.

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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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