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a (usually limited) period of time. 2 a division of a school or university year.a word or expression.

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South African English has developed its own term for the children passing through our schools. In the apartheid years, white schools used the term 'pupils', while the other schools often referred to their charges as 'students'. After the transition to democracy, a common term was coined, namely learners. This is the official term used in the SA Schools Act, where a learner is defined as 'any person receiving education or obliged to receive education'. Although the term 'learners' is increasingly used in newspapers, the term 'pupil' is still current, except in legal documents or educationspeak. The continued use of the term 'pupil' is partly a hangover from the past, but it is also due to the fact that there are those who don’t like the term 'learner'. Some cynically maintain that it is a misnomer for many pupils, while others believe that the term should not be reserved for those of school-going age as there are many people who are not at school but who are lifelong learners.

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More than 30 dictionary titles on PharosOnline
Afrikaans-Engels/English-Afrikaans Dictionary (Pharos 2010)
Verklarende Afrikaanse Woordeboek (Labuschagne & Eksteen 2010)
Bilingual School Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (Pharos 2016)
English Dictionary for South African Schools (Pharos 2015)
Tesourus van Afrikaans (De Stadler & De Stadler 2007)
Sinonieme en verwante woorde (Buro van die WAT 2006)
Groot Woordeboek Afrikaans en Nederlands (Pharos 2011)
Lys Klassieke Eiename – Eng./Afr. (Taalkommissie 1984)
South African Multilingual Dictionary (Pharos 2015)
English/Afrikaans/Zulu/Xhosa Aid (Uys 2002)
English/Afrikaans/Northern Sotho/Tswana Aid (Uys 2008)
Afrikaans-Japannese Woordeboek (Kotzé 2015)
Verklarende Biologiewoordeboek (Webb, De Villiers & Du Toit 1983)
Botanical Dictionary (SA Akademie 1972)
Brug-woordelys – Eng./Afr. explanatory (Dorfling 2003)
Building Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 1960)
New Business Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (Geldenhuys & Viljoen-Smook 2009)
Dictionary of Economics and Business – Eng./Afr. (Steenkamp & Reynders 2004)
Filatelieterme – Afr./Eng. (Filatelistevereniging & SA Akademie 1977)
Geologiese en verwante terme – Afr./Eng. (SA Akademie 1953)
Dictionary for the Health Sciences – Eng./Afr. (Lochner & Brink 2011)
Mathematics Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 1987)
SA Music Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 2000)
Dictionary of Oceanology – Eng./Afr. (Lutjeharms 2004)
Police Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (Du Toit 1994)
Property Economics – Eng./Afr. (Rode 2005)
Radio-TV-Theatre-Film Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 1999)
Woordeboek van Regs- en Handelsterme – Eng./Afr. explanatory (Smuts & Smuts 1992)
Encyclopaedic Dictionary of short-term insurance – Eng./Afr. (Lindstrom 2012)
Technical Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (Terblanche 2003)
Water and Sewage Works Terms – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 1967)
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