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pupilnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpjuː.pəl/

pupil noun [C] (STUDENT)

A2 a person, especially a child at school, who is being taught: a second-year pupil a primary-school pupil The school has over 400 pupils. There is a very relaxed atmosphere between staff and pupils at the school. Her school report described her as a very promising pupil. someone who is being taught a skill, especially painting or music, by an expert: The painting is believed to be by a pupil of Titian.
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pupil noun [C] (EYE PART)

the circular black area in the centre of your eye, through which light enters: Pupils contract in bright light, and dilate in darkness.
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