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case

noun [C] (SITUATION)   /keɪs/
a particular situation or example of something: We don’t normally accept credits from courses taken at another university, but we’ll make an exception in your case. It was a case of not knowing what to say. She said I refused to answer the question, but that is not the case (= that is not accurate). in case In case means if something else should happen: I think we should leave a little early, in case there’s a lot of traffic. in case of something In case of something means if something should happen, esp. something unusual or unexpected: In case of fire, go immediately to the nearest emergency exit.
(Definition of case noun (SITUATION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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