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preposition according to pronunciation in British English /əˈkɔː(r)dɪŋ ˌtuː/
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  1. 1
    if you do something according to a plan, system, or set of rules, you do it in a way that agrees with or obeys that plan, system, or set of rules
    We should try to play the game according to the rules.
    go according to plan (=happen in the way that was intended or planned): If everything goes according to plan, they should finish by Thursday.
  2. 2
    used for saying where information or ideas have come from
    According to newspaper reports, fighting has broken out in the northern provinces.
    According to Freud, our dreams represent our hidden desires.
  3. 3
    used for saying that something changes or is different depending on the situation
    Each child will be helped according to his or her needs.
    The amount of tax people pay varies according to where they live.

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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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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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