(plural: ‘applicants‘; the letter ‘c’ is said with a ‘k’ sound as in “king”)
a person who makes an official written request (apply) for something, such as a job, a grant, financial loan, membership or vehicle registration, admission to some institution, etc.; a candidate,
Not all job applicants are invited for an interview; some applications are usually rejected in the first scrutiny for not meeting the prerequisites.
Applicants seeking membership in our club must have at least to references from among our senior club members.
Visa applicants are expected to produce a document for each item of information they mention in their visa applications.