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Pupil appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Draw pupil's lip upward.
  • Draw pupil's pup's lip upward.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pupil:

pupilstudent

Pupil is sometimes a misspelling of purple.

The word pupil is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun pupil

What does pupil mean as a name of something?

Pupil is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: pupils

  1. a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of pupil: educatee / student
    • more generic word: enrollee = a person who enrolls in (or is enrolled in) a class or course of study
    • more specific terms:
      • art student = someone studying to be an artist
      • auditor = a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit
      • catechumen / neophyte = a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
      • college boy / college man / collegian = a student (or former student) at a college or university
      • crammer = a student who crams
      • Etonian = a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Eton College
      • Ivy Leaguer = a student or graduate at an Ivy League school
      • law student = a student in law school
      • major = a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
      • medical student / medico = a student in medical school
      • nonreader = a student who is very slow in learning to read
      • overachiever = a student who attains higher standards than the IQ indicated
      • passer = a student who passes an examination
      • scholar = a student who holds a scholarship
      • seminarian / seminarist = a student at a seminary
      • sixth-former = a student in the sixth form
      • skipper = a student who fails to attend classes
      • underperformer / underachiever / nonachiever = a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates
      • withdrawer = a student who withdraws from the educational institution in which he or she was enrolled
      • Wykehamist = a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Winchester College
    • member of: teacher-student relation = the academic relation between teachers and their students
  2. the contractile aperture in the center of the iris of the eye; resembles a large black dot
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic word: aperture = a natural opening in something
    • part of: iris = muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye
  3. a young person attending school (up through senior high school)

Alternative definition of the noun pupil

noun

  1. [context: legal, obsolete] An orphan who is a minor and under the protection of the state.
  2. A student under the supervision of a teacher or professor.
  3. [anatomy] The hole in the middle of the iris of the eye, through which light passes to be focused on the retina.

Specialised definition of the noun pupil

Glossary of anatomy / eye

the center of the eye, the black circle inside the iris (the colored part of the eye)

Group

Pupil is a Filipino rock band composed of Ely Buendia on lead vocals and guitars, Dok Sergio on bass, Wendell Garcia on drums and Jerome Velasco on guitars.

Characters

  1. Pupil is a fictional character from the 1992 film The Fox Has Always Been The Hunter.
  2. Pupil is a fictional character from the 2010 film Pyaar Impossible.
  3. Pupil is a fictional character from the 2010 film Pyaar Impossible.
  4. Pupil is a fictional character from the 2002 film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  5. Pupil is a fictional character in the 2004 film School of Life.
  6. Pupil is a fictional character from the 1967 film The World's Gold.
  7. Pupil is a fictional character from the 1999 film The Carriers Are Waiting.
  8. Pupil is a fictional character from the 2008 film Wild Child.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pupil

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Google previewAnatomy and Physiology for Health Professions , An Interactive Journey (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewMechanisms of Clinical Signs (2012)

by Mark Dennis, William Talbot Bowen, Lucy Cho

Hutchinson's pupil DESCRIPTION Hutchinson's pupil is a non-reactive dilated pupil caused by oculomotor nerve compression secondary to uncal herniation. Other signs of oculomotor nerve palsy (e.g. extraocular muscle weakness, ptosis) ...

Google previewPrinciples of Human Anatomy 11e (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewMedical Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewBody Structures and Functions, Softcover Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewMemmlers Structure and Function of the Human Body (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewAnatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Allied Health (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewIntroduction to the Human Body (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewPrinciples of Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewReview of Medical Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewMader's Understanding Human Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewStructure and Function of the Body (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewSystems Engineering and Analysis of Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems (2015)

by William Wolfgang Arrasmith

The entrance pupil is the image of the aperture stop when viewed from the object side, whereas the exit pupil is the image of the aperture stop when viewed from the image side. It is interesting to note that the principal ray will also appear to ...

Google previewBody Structures and Functions (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewVander's Human Physiology, The Mechanisms of Body Function (2016)

Medicine, Human anatomy by CTI Reviews

The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because...

Google previewPsychology (2005)

by Don H. Hockenbury, Sandra E. Hockenbury

The pupil is the black opening ...

Google previewSamkara's Advaita Vedanta (2005)

A Way of Teaching by Jacqueline G. Suthren Hirst

Nonetheless, neither teacher nor pupil is a tabula rasa, a blank screen, before being taught. In Chapter 1, we discovered that interest in the Lord, both philosophical and devotional, was a strong feature of Samkara's environment.

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

A Argyll Robertson Pupil (ARP) Areflexia is most often encountered in disorders of lower motor neurones, specifically radiculopathies, plexopathies and neuropathies (axonal and demyelinating). Areflexia may also occur in neuromuscular ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Pho-Z, pages 2049-3050 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

GEOMETRICAL POINT-SPREAD FUNCTION AND SPOT DIAGRAMS Theory Consider an optical imaging system with a circular exit pupil of radius a imaging an axial point object P with its Gaussian image at P. By tracing object rays through ...

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Quotes about Pupil

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends. (Maria Callas)
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Scrabble value of P3U1P3I1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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