- The definition of a pupil is a student in school.
A first grader attending elementary school is an example of a pupil.
- Pupil is defined as a dark circular opening in the center of the iris in the eye.
An example of the pupil is the center part of the eye that gets smaller when you are exposed to very bright light in order to limit light exposure to the retina.
- a person, esp. a young person, under the supervision of a teacher or tutor, as in school
- Civil Law a minor under the care of a guardian
Origin: Middle English pupille from Middle French from Classical Latin pupillus, pupilla, orphan, ward, diminutive of pupus, boy, pupa, girl: see pupa
Origin: Fr pupille from Classical Latin pupilla, diminutive of pupa (see pupil and amp; pupa): from one's image, like a tiny doll, seen reflected inch(es) another's eye
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- A student under the direct supervision of a teacher or professor.
- Law A minor under the supervision of a guardian.
Origin: Middle English pupille, orphan, from Old French, from Latin pūpillus, diminutive of pūpus, boy.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French pupille, from Latin pūpilla, little doll, pupil of the eye (from the tiny image reflected in it); see pupil1.
- puˈpi·lar adjective
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pupil - Medical Definition
- pupilar adjective
pupil - Science Definition
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