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"junior" in British English

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juniornoun

uk   /ˈdʒuː.ni.ər/  us   /ˈdʒuː.njɚ/
  • junior noun (YOUNGER)

[C] a young person below a particular age who is involved in an activity, especially sport: Saturday morning sessions are for juniors only.
three, eight, etc. years sb's junior
C2 three, eight, etc. years younger than someone: My brother is five years my junior. My sister is my junior by three years (= three years younger than me).

junioradjective

uk   /ˈdʒuː.ni.ər/  us   /ˈdʒuː.njɚ/
  • junior adjective (LOW RANK)

B2 low or lower in rank: I object to being told what to do by someone junior to me. a junior doctor/partner

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  • junior adjective (YOUNGER)

B2 connected with or involving young people below a particular age: junior orchestra Junior members are not permitted to compete.
(UK written abbreviation Jnr, US written abbreviation Jr.) used after a man's name to refer to the younger of two men in the same family who have the same name: Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Definition of junior from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"junior" in American English

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junioradjective

 us   /ˈdʒun·jər/
  • junior adjective (LESS ADVANCED)

less advanced, or lower in rank: the junior varsity Alfredo is a junior partner in the law firm.
  • junior adjective (YOUNGER)

[not gradable] younger: He was born in April, so he’s three months my junior (= he is three months younger).

juniornoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʒun·jər/
  • junior noun [C] (SCHOOL)

a student in the third year of a program of study in a college, university, or high school (= a school for students aged 14 to 18)
(Definition of junior from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"junior" in Business English

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junioradjective

uk   us   /ˈdʒuːniər/
WORKPLACE used to describe someone of a low rank, or of a lower rank in relation to others, in an organization: junior role/position a junior doctor/barrister/executive junior ministers/senatorsjunior to sb They promoted a man who was junior to me and made him my boss.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a junior stock market is one in which shares of smaller or less known companies are traded: The investment company is planning to raise £370 million through a flotation on AIM, London's junior exchange.

juniornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒuːniər/ WORKPLACE
an employee of a low rank, or a lower rank in relation to others: Directors' rewards have increased exponentially compared with those of their juniors.
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(Definition of junior from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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