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adjective vast pronunciation in British English /vɑːst/
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  1. extremely large
    a vast empty plain
    a vast amount/number/quantity: Our dog eats a vast amount of food each day.
    a vast range/array: the vast array of computer games available
    in vast numbers/amounts: People flocked to the show in vast numbers.
    the vast majority of (=almost everyone or everything): I believe the vast majority of people (=almost everyone) will support us.
    a vast expanse (=a very large area): the vast expanse of the National Park
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noun [uncountable]
The vastness of the topic overwhelms most readers.
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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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