train·​ee | \ trā-ˈnē How to pronounce trainee (audio) \

Definition of trainee

: one that is being trained especially for a job

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traineeship \ trā-​ˈnē-​ˌship How to pronounce traineeship (audio) \ noun

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During training in the academies, a two-week program for managers, one trainee goes through the simulation, tasked with identifying all 14 errors in 45 seconds. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 In a half-hour, Amoss trainees earned $380,000 and qualified for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby, the preeminent races for 3-year-old fillies and colts in the sport. Brett Duke,, "Saints' Thomas Morstead shaves his head for a cause," 24 Mar. 2018 Those 1,300 trainees include staff members from 225 school districts in 12 states, but the vast majority were from Ohio, Eaton said. Hannah Sparling,, "Does my kid’s teacher have a gun?," 7 Mar. 2018 Today, Kate is set to meet the trainees to check in on their journeys. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears Catherine Walker for a Museum Visit," 19 Mar. 2019 The evaluators - including trainees with limited experience in complex steel and aluminum markets - have found the subject matter confusing. David J. Lynch,, "Flood of U.S. companies seek relief on tariffs," 20 June 2018 If the trainees hope to get through the course, dramatic improvement is required. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Is Changing How Special Ops Fighters Are Trained," 12 Feb. 2019 Still unresolved is another high-profile case: The disappearance of 43 teacher trainees in 2014 in Guerrero state. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "In Mexico, a doleful Mother's Day for those whose children are among the 'disappeared'," 10 May 2018 At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, no trainee walks. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Is Changing How Special Ops Fighters Are Trained," 12 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of trainee

1833, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trainee

: a person who is being trained for a job

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