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adjective correct pronunciation in British English /kəˈrekt/
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  1. 1
    right according to the facts, with no mistakes
    The first person to give the correct answer wins the contest.
    Make sure you use the correct address.
    1. a.
      right according to your opinion or judgment of a situation
      If my calculations are correct, we should arrive in exactly 17 minutes.
      a correct diagnosis
    2. b.
  2. 2
    [not usually before noun] behaving in a way that is considered socially right or polite
    My father was always very formal and correct.
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She guessed my age correctly.
They refused, quite correctly, to give us this information.


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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