Definition of entrant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    entrant

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈentrənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈentrənt//
     
    Exams and assessment, University people
     
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  1. 1entrant (to something) a person who has recently joined a profession, university, etc. new women entrants to the police force university entrants There has been an increase in the number of mature entrants to higher education. See related entries: University people
  2. 2entrant (to something) a person or an animal that enters a race or a competition; a person that enters an exam A-level entrants a late entrant See related entries: Exams and assessment
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent. (denoting a person taking legal possession of land or property): from French, literally ‘entering’, present participle of entrer, from Latin intrare, from intra ‘within’.Extra examples The essay competition attracted 46 entrants. The winning entrant received tickets to the movie. You will automatically be registered as an entrant in the Prize Draw. another new entrant into the multimedia market the entrants for the award the entry requirements for medical school entrants the number of entrants to higher education Graduate entrants will start on a slightly higher salary. Professional training of new entrants is an investment for the future. The average score for all A-level entrants was 5.4. The book is a useful guide for university entrants. The company is a recent entrant to the market. There are now more women entrants to the profession.
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