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entrant

noun [C]     /ˈentrənt/
COMMERCE a company that sells a product or service in a particular place or to a particular group of customers for the first time : entrant to sth As a recent entrant to the Japanese market , the company is at a disadvantage compared to Japanese suppliers .
HR a person who has recently begun working in a particular job or area of work : entrant to sth We are proud of our record in attracting new entrants to our profession .
(Definition of entrant noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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