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entrant

noun [C] uk   /ˈen.trənt/ us  
a person who becomes a member of a group or organization: new entrants to the school/company a person who takes part in a competition or an exam: All entrants complete two three-hour papers. a company that starts selling a particular product or service, or selling in a particular place, for the first time: As a recent entrant to the Japanese market, the company is at a disadvantage compared to Japanese suppliers.
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