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candidate

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkæn.dɪ.dət/ /-deɪt/
B2 a person who is competing to get a job or elected position: There are three candidates standing in the election. a person or thing considered likely to receive or experience something: The English Department is a likely candidate for staff cuts.B1 UK someone who is taking an exam: Candidates must write their names on the top page of the exam paper.
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