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applicantnoun [C]

us   /ˈæp·lɪ·kənt/
  • applicant noun [C] (REQUEST)

a person who formally requests something, such as a job or admission to a college or university
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applicantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈæplɪkənt/ us  
HR someone who has applied for a job, a place on a course, etc.: Many applicants simply don't meet hiring requirements. 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 officially asked for permission to do something: an applicant for sth Applicants for planning permission need to follow the correct procedures.
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