Definition of applicant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

applicant

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈæplɪkənt//
 
applicant (for something)
 
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a person who makes a formal request for something (= applies for it), especially for a job, admission to (= permission to enter) a college or university, etc. There were over 500 applicants for the job. Successful applicants will receive notification within the week.
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