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junioradjective

 us   /ˈdʒun·jər/

junior adjective (LESS ADVANCED)

less ​advanced, or ​lower in ​rank: the junior ​varsity Alfredo is a junior ​partner in the ​lawfirm.

junior adjective (YOUNGER)

[not gradable] younger: He was ​born in ​April, so he’s three ​months my junior (= he is three ​monthsyounger).

juniornoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʒun·jər/

junior noun [C] (SCHOOL)

a ​student in the third ​year of a ​program of ​study in a ​college, ​university, or high school (= a ​school for ​studentsaged 14 to 18)
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Definition of "junior" - British English Dictionary

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juniornoun

uk   /ˈdʒuː.ni.ər/  us   /-njɚ/

junior noun (LOW RANK)

[C] someone who has a ​job at a ​lowlevel within an ​organization: an ​office junior

junior noun (STUDENT)

[C] UK a ​student at a junior ​schoolthe juniors UK →  junior school : Lewis has just ​moved up to the juniors. [C] US a ​student in the third ​year of a ​course that ​lasts for four ​years at a ​school or ​college

junior noun (YOUNGER)

[C] a ​youngperson below a ​particularage who is ​involved in an ​activity, ​especiallysport: Saturdaymorningsessions are for juniors only.three, eight, etc. years sb's junior C2 three, eight, etc. ​yearsyounger than someone: My ​brother is five ​years my junior. My ​sister is my junior by three ​years (= three ​yearsyounger than me).

junior noun (SON)

[S] mainly US used to refer to ​yourson: Come on, Junior, ​time for ​bed.

junioradjective

uk   /ˈdʒuː.ni.ər/  us   /-njɚ/

junior adjective (LOW RANK)

B2 low or ​lower in ​rank: I ​object to being told what to do by someone junior to me. a junior ​doctor/​partner
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junior adjective (YOUNGER)

B2 connected with or ​involvingyoungpeople below a ​particularage: junior ​orchestra Junior ​members are not ​permitted to ​compete. (UK written abbreviation Jnr, US written abbreviation Jr.) used after a man's ​name to refer to the ​younger of two men in the same ​family who have the same ​name: Sammy Davis, Jr.
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Definition of "junior" - Business English Dictionary

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junioradjective

uk   us   /ˈdʒuːniər/
WORKPLACE used to describe someone of a ​lowrank, or of a ​lowerrank in relation to others, in an ​organization: junior role/​position a junior ​doctor/​barrister/​executive junior ​ministers/senatorsjunior to sb They ​promoted a man who was junior to me and made him my ​boss.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a junior ​stockmarket is one in which ​shares of ​smaller or less known ​companies are ​traded: The ​investmentcompany is ​planning to ​raise £370 million through a ​flotation on ​AIM, London's junior ​exchange.

juniornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒuːniər/ WORKPLACE
an ​employee of a ​lowrank, or a ​lowerrank in relation to others: Directors' ​rewards have ​increasedexponentially compared with those of their juniors.
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