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trainee

[trey-nee] /treɪˈni/
noun
1.
a person being trained, especially in a vocation; apprentice.
2.
an enlisted person undergoing military training.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; train + -ee
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  • The college also supports businesses by delivering training to apprentices and trainees.
British Dictionary definitions for trainees

trainee

/treɪˈniː/
noun
1.
  1. a person undergoing training
  2. (as modifier): a trainee journalist
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Word Origin and History for trainees

trainee

n.

1841, from train (v.) + -ee.

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