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noun [C] uk   /ˈskɒl.ər/  us   /ˈskɑː.lɚ/
C1 a person who studies a subject in great detail, especially at a university: a classics/history scholar Dr Miles was a distinguished scholar of Russian history. informal someone who is clever or good at learning by studying: David's never been much of a scholar.
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