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jun·ior

junior

 
 
pronunciation:
jun yr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: younger. (Used in this sense, "junior" is usually shortened to "Jr." and used after one's name, when one has the same first and last name as one's father.)
The proud parents introduced us to their new son, Evan Brook Junior.John Smith's son is named John Smith, Jr.
antonyms:
senior
similar words:
younger
definition 2: of a lower position or rank.
This company's junior executive started work last month.
antonyms:
senior, superior
similar words:
associate, inferior, lesser, lower, minor, secondary, subordinate
definition 3: of the class above sophomore and below senior in U.S. colleges and high schools; third year.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who is younger than another.
He is my junior by five years.
antonyms:
senior
definition 2: a student in the third year of study at a U.S. high school or college.
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