a person who is learning; student; pupil; apprentice; trainee.

before 1000; Middle English lerner(e), Old English leornere; see learn, -er1

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learner (ˈlɜːnə)
1.  someone who is learning something; beginner
2.  (in South Africa) a school pupil

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Example sentences
Hurried reading results in the learner forgetting half of what he reads, or in
  his forming vague conceptions-Sweet.
Ideally, each learner would end the year with a dictionary of new words and a
  typed, bound collection of her own stories.
The meaning of pre-coded input symbols is not accessible to the learner.
It's supposed to take a customized approach that fits the individual strengths,
  weaknesses and preferences of each learner.
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