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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jun′ior var′sity(n.)

  1. a university, college, or school team that competes at a level below that of the varsity.

    Category: Sport

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. junior varsity, JV(noun)

    a college or university team that competes at a level below the varsity team


  1. junior varsity(Noun)

    In sports, a team comprised of players who play behind the varsity unit.


  1. Junior varsity team

    Junior varsity players are the members of a team who are not the main players in a competition, usually at the high school and college levels in the United States. The main players comprise the varsity team. Nearly all junior varsity players are in their freshman and sophomore years in school, though occasionally upperclassmen may play on JV teams. For this reason, junior varsity teams are also often called junior/sophomore teams. Especially skilled or physically mature freshmen and sophomores may compete at the varsity level. Some private school associations may permit very skilled seventh- or eighth-graders to compete on varsity teams. At larger schools, there may be two junior varsity teams for some sports, with a lower-level team typically consisting only of freshmen.


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