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 for Cadet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cadet \Ca*det"\, n. [F. cadet a younger or the youngest son or
     brother, dim. fr. L. caput head; i. e., a smaller head of the
     family, after the first or eldest. See Chief, and cf.
     Cad.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the
        youngest son.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The cadet of an ancient and noble family. --Wood.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mil.)
        (a) A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a
            volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and
            obtaining a commission.
        (b) A young man in training for military or naval service;
            esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West
            Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: All the undergraduates at Annapolis are Naval cadets.
           The distinction between Cadet midshipmen and Cadet
           engineers was abolished by Act of Congress in 1882.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     3. In New Zealand, a young gentleman learning sheep farming
        at a station; also, any young man attached to a sheep
        station.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     4. A young man who makes a business of ruining girls to put
        them in brothels. [Slang, U. S.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cadet
      n 1: a military trainee (as at a military academy) [syn:
           cadet, plebe]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "cadet":
     Naval Reservist, Royal Marine, Seabee, bluejacket, boot, freshman,
     frogman, gob, horse marine, jolly, junior, marine, midshipman,
     midshipmite, naval cadet, navy man, plebe, senior, soph, sophomore,
     swabbie, undergrad, undergraduate, upperclassman
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  CADET
  
     Computer Aided Design Experimental Translator.
  
     [Sammet 1969, p. 683].
  
     (1994-11-29)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CADET. A younger brother, one trained up for the army or navy.
  
  

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