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Meaning of “student” in the English Dictionary

"student" in British English

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studentnoun [C]

uk   /ˈstjuː.dənt/  us   /ˈstuː-/
A1 a ​person who is ​learning at a ​college or ​university: a law/​philosophy/​medical student a graduate/​postgraduate student (= one who has ​completed a first ​degree) a full-time/​part-time student a student teacher/​nurse/​doctor (= a ​persontraining to ​become a ​teacher, ​nurse, etc.) He was a student at the University of Chicago. mainly US (UK usually pupil) someone who is ​learning at a ​school: Teachers use a ​variety of ​materials to ​inspiretheir students. Students are not ​allowed to ​bringmobilephones in to the ​test.US The ​school has 24 students inkindergarten. If someone is a student of a ​particularsubject, they ​know about it and are ​interested in it: As a ​nurse, you have to be a student of (= to ​know and ​learn about)humannature.

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(Definition of student from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"student" in American English

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studentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈstu·dənt/  /-dənt/
a ​person who is ​studying at a ​school, ​college, or ​university: He is a student at the University of California. Someone who is a student of a ​particularsubject is very ​interested in it: As a ​nurse, you get to be a student of ​humannature.
(Definition of student from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"student" in Business English

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studentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈstjuːdənt/
a ​person who is ​studying at a college, university, or school: He was a student at Bristol University. school/university/college students
someone who knows about a ​subject and is interested in it, but may not have ​studied it ​formally: a student of sth Any student of the ​freemarket would ​agree that an ​energypolicyrisks strangling the ​development of ​efficientenergysources.
(Definition of student from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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