Pronunciation: (vän'dur-yär"), [key]
—pl. -jah•rePronunciation: (-yä"ru). [key] German.
1. a year or period of travel, esp. following one's schooling and before practicing a profession.
2. (formerly) a year in which an apprentice traveled and improved his skills before settling down to the practice of his trade.
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