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noun view pronunciation in American English /vju/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the ability to see something from a particular place
    view of: We had a spectacular view of the mountains from our room.
    block someone’s view: The new highrise is going to block our view.
    in view (=close enough to be seen): We kept the other car in view for a while, but then lost sight of it.
    in full view (=easily seen by many people): The showers were in full view of (=easily seen by) everyone in the pool.
    come into view (=become able to be seen): The castle came into view (=became able to be seen) as we turned the corner.
    1. a.
      [countable] the area or place that can be seen
      an ocean/mountain view
      From the top the view was breathtaking.
  2. 2
    [countable] a personal opinion, belief, or attitude about a particular situation or subject
    view on: Jill and I have somewhat different views on the election.
    view about: asking him his views about global warming
    view that: It’s our view that women should get paid the same as men.
    in someone’s view: How important was it, in your view, that the two leaders had a good personal relationship?
    1. a.
      [singular] a particular way of thinking about something
      Overall, we take a positive view of the stock market’s long-term potential.
      The movie offers a rather bleak view of contemporary youth.



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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