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English definition of “time-scale promotion”

time-scale promotion

noun [C or U]     /ˈtaɪm.skeɪl.prəˌməʊ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌmoʊ-/ Indian English
the act of giving someone a higher or more important position or rank at work because they have been doing their job for a certain length of time: Rohit may not be promoted soon but he could hope for time-scale promotion after three years or so when he is eligible under that scheme.
(Definition of time-scale promotion noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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