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childnoun [C]

uk   /tʃaɪld/  us   /tʃaɪld/ (plural children )
A1 a boy or girl from the time of birth until he or she is an adult, or a son or daughter of any age: an eight-year-old child As a child I didn't eat vegetables. A small group of children waited outside the door. Both her children are now married with children of their own. Jan is married with three young children.
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disapproving an adult who behaves badly, like a badly behaved child: He's such a child if he doesn't get his own way.
a child of sth
someone who has been very influenced by a particular period or situation: Me, I'm a child of the 60s.

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"child" in American English

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childnoun [C]

 us   /tʃɑɪld/ (plural children  /ˈtʃɪl·drən/ )
a person from the time of birth until he or she is an adult, or a son or daughter of any age: Jan has a three-year-old child and two school-age children. Now in their 60s, Jerome and Sally have two grown children (= adult sons or daughters).
childlike
adjective  us   /ˈtʃɑɪldˌlɑɪk/
childlike enthusiasm/innocence
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“child” in American English

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