Definition of Common Entrance in English:

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Common Entrance

Pronunciation: /kɒmənˈɛntrəns/


An examination taken, usually at the age of 13, by pupils wishing to enter public schools.
Example sentences
  • But my mother toiled hard to provide for me and I was lucky enough to get into a good high school after I passed the Common Entrance, so I have a decent education and I'm no fool.
  • That was the year I sat my Common Entrance.
  • The first thing was the headline, which notes that the number of children taking Common Entrance now hovers around 20,000.

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Line breaks: Com¦mon En|trance

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