Definition of applicant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaplɪk(ə)nt/


A person who makes a formal application for something, especially a job: applicants for the degree course a job applicant
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  • Now is the time to take stock and think about what needs to be done for customers, employees and job applicants.
  • Both applicants have other jobs and all their spare time is spent on this farm.
  • It's still legal in this country to exclude job applicants on grounds of age alone.
candidate, interviewee, competitor, contestant, contender, entrant;
claimant, suppliant, supplicant, petitioner, suitor, postulant, prospective student/employee, aspirant, possibility, possible;
job-seeker, job-hunter;


Early 19th century: from application + -ant.

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