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

Examples of trainee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deep nasal swab, which is the most common diagnostic test in use, requires a health care provider, who might be a trainee or an intern, to collect nasal secretions that are far back in the nose, and rotate the swab several times. Annie Vainshtein,, "Why some people get coronavirus symptoms, but still test negative," 16 June 2020 Without the services, trainees can often fall off track or be forced to quit. Diego Mendoza-moyers,, "City Council to vote on retraining program for laid-off workers — including $450 stipend," 3 June 2020 Kraft Heinz in April scrambled to virtualize in-person assessments scheduled to be held in Europe and Australia for about 175 graduates applying for the company’s entry-level trainee program. Jared Council, WSJ, "Companies Tap Digital Tools to Hire Grads, Host Interns," 26 May 2020 Currently, at Portland’s VA Medical Center, 24 staffers and a medical trainee have contracted the virus in an ongoing breakout. oregonlive, "Emergency room docs argue ongoing shortage of protective equipment is dangerous to themselves, their families," 13 May 2020 The claim says the five deputies and three trainees who took or shared the photos should be held liable for invasion of privacy, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to The Times. Fox News, "Kobe Bryant's widow files claim against LA County Sheriff's Department over crash-scene photos," 9 May 2020 The document said five deputies and three trainees or reserve deputies took or shared photos of the scene. Los Angeles Times, "Vanessa Bryant files claim against L.A. County sheriff over Kobe Bryant crash site photos," 8 May 2020 During a March appearance on NBC’s Today show, Villanueva said he was initially alerted to the photographs when a deputy trainee was allegedly caught sharing the graphic images to someone at a bar. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Vanessa Bryant Files Legal Claim Surrounding Release of Graphic Photos of Kobe's Helicopter Crash Scene," 8 May 2020 At the New York City Fire Department’s training academy, lessons can last as long as six hours and trainees will tell you it’s not uncommon for people to doze off during class. Rebecca Liebson, New York Times, "Idris Bey, an N.Y.C. Emergency Worker, Dies at 60," 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of trainee

1833, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2020

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“Trainee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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: a person who is being trained for a job

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