Definitions for noviceˈnɒv ɪs

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. novitiate, novice(noun)

    someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows

  2. novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate(noun)

    someone new to a field or activity

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  1. novice(Noun)

    A beginner; one who is not very familiar or experienced in a particular subject.

    I'm only a novice at coding, and my programs frequently have bugs that more experienced programmers wouldn't make.

  2. novice(Noun)

    A new member of a religious order accepted on a conditional basis, prior to confirmation.

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  1. Novice(noun)

    one who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro

  2. Novice(noun)

    one newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith

  3. Novice(noun)

    one who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist

  4. Novice(adj)

    like a novice; becoming a novice

  5. Origin: [F., from L. novicius, novitius, new, from novus new. See New, and cf. Novitious.]

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  1. Novice

    A novice is a person or creature who is new to a field or activity.

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