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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: child /tʃaɪld/ 
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singularchild
pluralchildren
  1. 1
    a young person from the time they are born until they are about 14 years old

    The nursery has places for 30 children.

    The film is not suitable for young children.

    He can't understand – he's just a child.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] for or about children

      a child car seat

      new programmes to address the problem of child poverty

  2. 2
    someone's son or daughter of any age

    All of our children are grown and married.

    They're expecting their second child in May.

    See also  only child

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