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junior  /dunyr/  adj. 1 abbreviated as Jr. to show that the son has the same first and last names as his father: Philip Jones, Jr. is the son of Philip Jones, Sr. 2 with fewer years of service: He is a junior employee.
n. a student in his or her third year (out of four years) of college or high school: Phil is a junior in high school. See: freshman, USAGE NOTE.

Thesaurus: junior adj. 1 the younger 2 subordinate. Ant. senior. junior

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