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English definition of “oracle”

oracle

noun [C] uk   /ˈɒr.ə.kl̩/ us    /ˈɔːr-/
(especially in ancient Greece) a female priest who gave people wise but often mysterious advice from a god, or the advice given someone who knows a lot about a subject and can give good advice: Professor Ross is regarded as the oracle on eating disorders.
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