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noun [countable] university pronunciation in American English /ˌjunɪˈvɜrsəti/
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  1. an educational institution where students study for degrees and where academic research is done
    He was at the University of Wisconsin (=studied there).
    go to a university (=study at a university): After completing his military service Sam went to a university.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to universities or to a university
      university students
      the university union/tennis team/orchestra


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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