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noun [countable] novice pronunciation in British English /ˈnɒvɪs/
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pluralnovices
  1. 1
    someone who is just beginning to learn a skill or subject

    Climbing in the Himalayas is not for novices.

  2. 2
    someone who has entered a religious community but is not yet a full member

    a novice nun/monk

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