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adjective strange pronunciation in British English /streɪndʒ/
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  1. 1
    unusual or unexpected, especially in a way that surprises or worries you
    By a strange coincidence, we were both staying at the same hotel.
    it is/seems strange that: It seemed strange that she would leave so early.
    the strange thing is: The strange thing is, I was the only one there.
    for some strange reason: For some strange reason, she didn’t even say ‘hello’.
    1. a.
      used about someone whose behaviour is unusual
      Ian really is a bit of a strange bloke.
      He had a strange and frightening expression.
  2. 2
    not familiar or known to you
    When you arrive in a new country, everything seems strange.
    a strange accent
  3. 3
    making you feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or ill
    She felt a strange tingling in the back of her neck.
    I always feel strange in a large group of people.

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noun [uncountable]


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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