prize·​win·​ner | \ ˈprīz-ˌwi-nər How to pronounce prizewinner (audio) \

Definition of prizewinner

: a winner of a prize

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The feature version, which debuted at this year’s Sundance in January, went on two be a double prizewinner at the festival. Morgan Baila,, "HBO's Share Illuminates The Reality Of Being A Teenage Girl In A Totally New Way," 17 July 2019 The book has now become a National Book Award finalist and a National Book Critics Circle prizewinner and has sold over 85,000 copies, a figure practically unheard of for a debut short story collection. Chris Power, WSJ, "These Independent Publishers Are Challenging the Corporate Players," 31 Oct. 2018 Some Oscar winners are chosen by RCV, as are prizewinners at the World Science Fiction Convention. The Economist, "In praise of ranked-choice voting," 14 June 2018 Following Madame Curie’s Nobel Prize, a 60-year drought of female laureates lasted until 1963, when the University of California at San Diego’s Maria Goeppert Mayer became the second and, to date, only other female physics prizewinner. Brian Keating, WIRED, "There's Nothing Noble about Science’s Nobel Prize Gender Gap," 27 May 2018 Yet without a figurehead comparable to the Dalai Lama, a Tibetan Buddhist leader and a Nobel prizewinner, Uighurs have struggled to raise international awareness of their plight. The Economist, "China is trying to prevent the formation of a vocal Uighur diaspora," 28 Mar. 2018 The greatest gender gap was found in the laboratories of the 22 male Nobel prizewinners, where male postdoctorates outnumber women three to one. Roger Highfield, Newsweek, "The Maths Behind the Simpsons' Women," 13 Sep. 2014 The physics prizewinners broke records about time in a different way. The Economist, "The 2017 Nobel science prizesBody clocks, gravitational waves and studying protein structure," 5 Oct. 2017 Since prizewinners come from all over the world, that is a good thing. The Economist, "The 2017 Nobel science prizesBody clocks, gravitational waves and studying protein structure," 5 Oct. 2017

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circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of prizewinner

: someone or something that wins a prize

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