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English definition of “course”

course

noun [C] (DEVELOPMENT)   /kɔrs, koʊrs/
the often gradual development of something, or the way something happens, or a way of doing something: He always chats with waiters and waitresses and becomes their best friends during the course of dinner.
(Definition of course noun (DEVELOPMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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