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The nursery has places for 30 children.
The film is not suitable for young children.
He can't understand – he's just a child.
a child car seat
new programmes to address the problem of child poverty
a child actor
All of our children are grown and married.
They're expecting their second child in May.
a selfish, materialistic child of the '80s
fertility treatment for couples who can't have children
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of child from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.