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"applicant" in British English

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applicantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæp.lɪ.kənt/
a ​person who ​formallyrequests something, ​especially a ​job, or to ​study at a ​college or ​university: How many applicants did you have for the ​job?
(Definition of applicant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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applicantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæp·lɪ·kənt/

applicant noun [C] (REQUEST)

a ​person who ​formallyrequests something, such as a ​job or ​admission to a ​college or ​university
(Definition of applicant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"applicant" in Business English

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applicantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæplɪkənt/
HR someone who has ​applied for a ​job, a ​place on a ​course, etc.: Many applicants simply don't ​meethiringrequirements. The ​course is popular - it has five applicants for every ​place. Successful applicants will be ​notified in writing.
FINANCE someone who has ​applied to get something such as a ​loan or ​shares: Lenders say they ​treat all applicants the same.
someone who has ​officiallyasked for ​permission to do something: an applicant for sth Applicants for ​planningpermission need to ​follow the ​correctprocedures.
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(Definition of applicant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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