applicant

noun ap·pli·cant \ ˈa-pli-kənt \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of applicant

: one who applies
  • a job applicant

Examples of applicant in a Sentence

  1. We interviewed 30 qualified applicants for the job.

  2. have numerous applicants for the job

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First Known Use of applicant

circa 1742

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APPLICANT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of applicant for English Language Learners

  • : someone who formally asks for something (such as a job or admission to a college) : someone who applies for something


APPLICANT Defined for Kids

applicant

noun ap·pli·cant \ ˈa-pli-kənt \

Definition of applicant for Students

: a person who applies for something (as a job)


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