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new

adjective uk   /njuː/ us    /nuː/

new adjective (RECENTLY CREATED)

A1 recently created or having started to exist recently: a new car She's very creative and always coming up with new ideas. What have they decided to call their new baby? What's new in the fashion world? We have to invest in new technology if we are to remain competitive.
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new adjective (DIFFERENT)

A1 [before noun] different to one that existed earlier: Have you met the new secretary? She's looking for a new job. Have you seen Ann's new house (= where she has just started living)? They've just launched a new generation of computers that are much more powerful than earlier models.

new adjective (NOT FAMILIAR)

B1 [after verb] not yet familiar or experienced: to be new to the area She's new to the job so you can't expect her to know everything yet.

new adjective (NOT USED)

not previously used or owned: Used car sales have risen because of the increased cost of new cars. Did you buy your bike new or second-hand?
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new adjective (RECENTLY DISCOVERED)

A1 recently discovered or made known: This new cancer treatment offers hope to many sufferers. A retrial can only take place when new evidence has emerged.
newness
noun [U] uk   /ˈnjuː.nəs/ us    /ˈnuː-/

new

noun [U] uk   /njuː/ us    /nuː/
the new new things: Out with the old and in with the new.
(Definition of new adjective, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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