beginner

[ bih-gin-er ]
/ bɪˈgɪn ər /

noun

a person or thing that begins.
a person who has begun a course of instruction or is learning the fundamentals: swimming for beginners.
a person who is inexperienced; novice.

Origin of beginner

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at begin, -er1
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beginner
/ (bɪˈɡɪnə) /

noun

a person who has just started to do or learn something; novice
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