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student

noun [C] uk   /ˈstjuː.dənt/ us    /ˈstuː-/
A1 a person who is learning at a college or university, or sometimes at a school: a law student (= someone learning about law) a postgraduate student a student teacher (= a person training to become a teacher) He was a student at the University of Chicago. If someone is a student of a particular subject, they know about it and are interested in it: When you're a nurse, you get to be a bit of a student of (= to know about) human nature.
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