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English definition of “infant”

infant

noun uk   /ˈɪn.fənt/ us  

infant noun (YOUNG CHILD)

C2 [C] a baby or a very young child: a newborn infantChildren and babies

infant noun (SCHOOL)

[C] UK a student at an infant school: Jenny is a top-year infant now.Students and pupils the infants [plural] UK → infant school: Andrew's still in the infants.Types of school

infant

adjective uk   /ˈɪn.fənt/ UK us  
related to or connected with the first stage of school in the UK, for children aged four to seven years: an infant teacher/class
See also
Schools in general
(Definition of infant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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