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  1. A second-year undergraduate student in a college or university, or a second-year student in a four-year secondary school or high school.
She was very mature for a and had several friends who were juniors or even seniors.
  1. (context, horse-racing) A three year old horse.
The filly had looked promising as a , but concerns over her health had prompted the owner to pull her from the season's early races.
    1. The second in a series, especially, the second of an artist's albums or the second of four years in a secondary or post-secondary school.
    The band's album built upon the success of their debut release, catapulting them to megastardom.
    Etymology: From Greek sophumer, from the obsolete word sophom, meaning "sophism" or "dialectical" exercise, likely influenced by sophos + moros "wise fool".

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