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English definition of “course”

course

noun (DEVELOPMENT)    /kɔːs/ US  /kɔːrs/
C1 [S] the often gradual development of something, or the way something happens , or a way of doing something: Did the scandal have any effect on the course of the election ? In the course of (= during) the interview it became clear that he was not suitable for the job . What would be an appropriate course (of action ) in such a situation ? If our rivals are spending more on advertising , we'll have to follow the same course. The defendants are also accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice .Ways of achieving things in the course of time UK after a period of time : I assume they plan to have children in the course of time .In the future and soon in/with the course of time gradually : With the course of time , I've learned to live with my disability .Spending time and time passingSlow and moving slowly
(Definition of course noun (DEVELOPMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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