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finalist

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noun fi·nal·ist \ˈfī-nə-list\

Simple Definition of finalist

  • : a person who competes in the last part of a competition

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of finalist

  1. :  a contestant in a competition finals

Examples of finalist in a sentence

  1. They interviewed all of the finalists before making a decision.

  2. a finalist in the tennis tournament



1898

First Known Use of finalist

1898


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