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English definition of “applicant”

applicant

noun [C]     /ˈæp.lɪ.kənt/
a person who formally requests something, especially a job , or a place at college or university : How many applicants did you have for the job ?Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of applicant noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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