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Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishDuke of Edinburgh's Award, thethe Duke of Edinburgh's AwardˌDuke of ˌEdinburgh's Aˈward, the (also the Duke of Edinburgh's) noun  a special prize given to someone who has successfully completed a number of activities in a programme that was originally set up in the UK by the Duke of Edinburgh. The programme is designed for young people, and its aim is to encourage them to achieve difficult things and do work that helps other people. The programme includes physical activities such as climbing mountains, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. It also includes activities that involve helping other people, such as charity work.
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