The Novice meditator is pretty easy to identify, because for the most part, they’re just starting out with meditation. It’s the very beginning of The Meditative Path.
If this is you, chances are you won't have meditated that much, if at all. It's possible you've dabbled with it before, but have fallen off the horse a few times too. Either way, it'll feel like you're starting fresh again!
No matter what your background is, there’s a sense of just starting out and getting familiar with meditation that unites all novices in this phase of practice.