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English definition of “pupil”

pupil

noun [C] (STUDENT)    /ˈpjuː.pəl/
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.Students and pupils 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.Students and pupils
(Definition of pupil noun (STUDENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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