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entrant

[en-truh nt] /ˈɛn trənt/
noun
1.
a competitor in a contest.
2.
a new member, as of an association or school.
3.
a person who enters.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < French, noun use of entrant, present participle of entrer to enter
Related forms
nonentrant, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for entrant

entrant

/ˈɛntrənt/
noun
1.
a person who enters
2.
a new member of a group, society, or association
3.
a person who enters a competition or contest; competitor
Word Origin
C17: from French, literally: entering, from entrer to enter
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Word Origin and History for entrant
n.

1630s, of professions, etc.; 1838, of contests; from French entrant, present participle of entrer (see enter).

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