Definitions for cadetkəˈdɛt
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a military trainee (as at a military academy)
A student at a military school who is training to be an officer.
Junior, the younger or youngest son.
the younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son
a gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission
a young man in training for military or naval service; esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich
Origin: [F. cadet a younger or the youngest son or brother, dim. fr. L. caput head; i. e., a smaller head of the family, after the first or eldest. See Chief, and cf. Cad.]
A cadet is a trainee. The term is frequently used to refer those training to become an officer in the military, often a person who is a junior trainee. Its meaning may vary between countries. The term is also used in civilian contexts and as a general attributive, for example in its original sense of a branch of a ruling house which is not currently in the direct line of succession.
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