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adjective telling pronunciation in American English /ˈtelɪŋ/
  1. 1
    very important, or having a large effect
    His most telling weakness has been his failure to provide strategic vision.
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  2. 2
    showing or suggesting the truth about a situation, often in a way that was not intended
    This incident was a small yet telling example of the state of British society.

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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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