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noun [C] uk   /nəʊm/  us   /noʊm/
an imaginary, very small, old man with a beard and a pointed hat, in traditional children's stories a model of a gnome used as a garden decoration: I don't think garden gnomes are in very good taste. US a person who works by using their mind, but does not talk to, and is not known by, the public: The gnomes in the back room are putting the finishing touches to the new software.the gnomes of Zurich disapproving the powerful bankers (= people who own or control banks) from Switzerland who control a lot of money, much of it belonging to foreign governments
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