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May
25
2016

novice

na vihs

noun
definition 1:  a person with little or no experience, esp. in a work situation; beginner.
example:  The job was a tricky one and the boss didn’t want to risk handing it over to a novice.
example:  I could use some help because I’m still a novice at using this machine.

definition 2:  a new member of a religious order who is undergoing a period of testing before taking vows.
example:  Some of the rules that the nuns lived by were difficult for her when she’d been a young novice.

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