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Meaning of neophyte

ne•o•phyte

Pronunciation: (nē'u-fīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a beginner or novice: He's a neophyte at chess.
  2. a novice.
  3. a person newly converted to a belief, as a heathen, heretic, or nonbeliever; proselyte.
  4. a person newly baptized.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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