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Definition of junior:

  1. A younger person.
  2. Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
  3. Composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing; as, the junior class; of or pertaining to juniors or to a junior class. See Junior, n., 2.
  4. Hence: One of a lower or later standing; specifically, in American colleges, one in the third year of his course, one in the fourth or final year being designated a senior; in some seminaries, one in the first year, in others, one in the second year, of a three years' course.
  5. Less advanced in age than another; younger.
  6. Lower in standing or in rank; later in office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain.

Synonyms:

lower, third-year, smalltime, over, small, petty, low, secondary, minor-league, next-to-last, subaltern.

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