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Definition of pupil noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the small, round, black area at the center of the eye Her pupils were dilated. compare iris
  2. 2a person who is being taught, especially a child in a school How many pupils does the school have? She now teaches only private pupils.
  3. 3a person who is taught artistic, musical, etc. skills by an expert The painting is by a pupil of Rembrandt.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pupil

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