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English definition of “firsthand”

firsthand

adverb uk   /ˌfɜːstˈhænd/ us    /ˌfɝːst-/
If you experience something firsthand, you experience it yourself: Most of the older reporters have experienced war firsthand.Experiencing and suffering
firsthand
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
Most of us have firsthand experience of teaching.Knowledge and awareness
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