Etymology
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entrant (n.)

1630s, "one who enters, a beginner" (of professions, etc.); from French entrant, present participle of entrer (see enter). From 1838 with reference to one who enters a contest. As an adjective from 1630s.

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Definitions of entrant

entrant (n.)
a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise;
a well publicized entrant is the pocket computer
entrant (n.)
any new participant in some activity;
Synonyms: newcomer / fledgling / fledgeling / starter / neophyte / freshman / newbie
entrant (n.)
someone who enters;
new entrants to the country must go though immigration procedures
entrant (n.)
one who enters a competition;
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