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noun junior pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒuːniə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a young person who is involved in a particular activity, especially sport

    He was one of 73 juniors invited to compete for a place in the England team.

  2. 2
    [countable] someone who has less responsibility or experience in their work than another person
    1. a.
      [countable] someone whose job is not very important, especially a young person in their first job

      the office junior

  3. 3


    [singular] American used for talking to or about your son or another young person


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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