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noun [countable] [usually singular] lifetime pronunciation in British English /ˈlaɪfˌtaɪm/
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  1. 1
    the period of time when someone is alive
    He achieved a lot in his short lifetime.
    There have been many changes during my lifetime.
    A cure for cancer could be found within our children’s lifetime.
  2. 2
    the length of time that something exists or works
    plans to extend the lifetime of the power station
    We aim to halve unemployment within the lifetime of this government.



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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