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junior

adjective
 
 
/ˈdʒuːniər/
LOW RANK B2 low or lower in rank: a junior minister/senatorPosition and status in groups and organizations
YOUNG PEOPLE B2 for or relating to young people: a junior tennis tournamentDescribing age and birthdays
NAME ( written abbreviation Jr) mainly US used at the end of a man's name to show that he is the younger of two men in the same family who have the same name: Hello, I'd like to speak to Mr Anderson, Junior.Names and titlesFamily relations in general
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