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Definition of junior adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] connected with the year before the last year in a high school or college I spent my junior year in France.
  2. son
  3. 2Junior (abbreviation Jr.) used after the name of a man who has the same name as his father, to avoid confusion compare the younger
  4. of low rank
  5. 3[usually before noun] having a low rank in an organization or a profession junior employees junior to somebody She is junior to me.
  6. in sports
  7. 4[only before noun] connected with young people below a particular age, rather than with adults, especially in sports the world junior tennis championships compare senior
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: junior