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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 neo·phyte /ˈniəˌfaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ne·o·phyte n.
 1. A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, esp. to converts from heathenism or Judaism.
 2. Hence: A novice; a tyro; a beginner in anything.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a plant that is found in an area where it had not been
           recorded previously
      2: any new participant in some activity [syn: newcomer, fledgling,
          fledgeling, starter, freshman, newbie, entrant]
      3: a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by
         a catechist [syn: catechumen]