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Noun: beginner  bi'gi-nu(r)
  1. Someone new to a field or activity
    - novice, tyro, tiro, initiate, rookie [informal]
  2. A person who founds or establishes some institution
    - founder, founding father, father

Derived forms: beginners

Type of: conceiver, mastermind, originator, unskilled person

Encyclopedia: Beginner