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English definition of “-year”

-year

suffix     /-jɪər/ US  /-jɪr/ UK
used to refer to a student in a particular year group at a school, college, or university: I like teaching the first-years, but the second-years can be difficult. a first-year studentStudents and pupils
(Definition of -year suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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