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Definition of novice noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who is new and has little experience in a skill, job, or situation I'm a complete novice at skiing. computer software for novices/the novice user
  2. 2a person who has joined a religious group and is preparing to become a monk or a nun
  3. 3a horse that has not yet won an important race
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: novice