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English definition of “junior”


adjective   /ˈdʒuːniər/
less important than other people doing the same job : a junior officer a junior minister → Opposite senior adj
for or relating to young people : a junior tennis tournament
relating to a student’s third year of high school or college : my junior year
(Definition of junior adjective from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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