firsthand Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “firsthand” in the English Dictionary

"firsthand" in British English

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uk   /ˌfɜːstˈhænd/  us   /ˌfɝːst-/
If you ​experience something firsthand, you ​experience it yourself: Most of the ​olderreporters have ​experiencedwar firsthand.
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
Most of us have firsthand ​experience of ​teaching.
(Definition of firsthand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firsthand" in American English

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firsthandadjective, adverb

 us   /ˈfɜrstˈhænd/
obtainedpersonally, or ​directly from someone who is ​personallyinvolved in something: He has firsthand ​experience of what ​war is like.
(Definition of firsthand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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