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adjective confident pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒnfɪd(ə)nt/

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  1. 1
    someone who is confident believes in their own abilities and so does not feel nervous or frightened
    a confident mood/smile/manner
    confident about: I was starting to feel more confident about the exam.
    confident in/of your ability: He is confident in his ability to do the job well.
    supremely confident: a supremely confident young man
    quietly confident: They are quietly confident that the business is progressing as it should.
  2. 2
    certain that something will happen or be successful
    confident of: We were confident of victory.
    confident that: We are confident that the show will open on Thursday.
    confident in the knowledge that: You can go out, confident in the knowledge that your house is safe.

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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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