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Meaning of pupil

pu•pil

Pronunciation: (py'pul), [key]
— n.
  1. a person, usually young, who is learning under the close supervision of a teacher at school, a private tutor, or the like; student.
  2. an orphaned or emancipated minor under the care of a guardian.
  3. a person under the age of puberty orphaned or emancipated, and under the care of a guardian.

pu•pil

Pronunciation: (py'pul), [key]
— n. Anat.
  1. the expanding and contracting opening in the iris of the eye, through which light passes to the retina. See diag. under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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