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SENIORITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does seniority mean? 

SENIORITY (noun)
  The noun SENIORITY has 2 senses:

1. higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
2. the property of being long-lived

  Familiarity information: SENIORITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SENIORITY (noun)


Sense 1seniority [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

higher rank; higher status; senior status; seniority

Hypernyms ("seniority" is a kind of...):

high status (a position of superior status)

Attribute:

senior (older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service)

junior (younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service)


Sense 2seniority [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being long-lived

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

longevity; seniority

Hypernyms ("seniority" is a kind of...):

oldness (the opposite of youngness)


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