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"seniority" in British English

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senioritynoun [U]

uk   /ˌsiː.niˈɒr.ɪ.ti/  us   /siːˈnjɔːr.ə.t̬i/
  • seniority noun [U] (LONG TIME)

the ​advantage that you get by ​working for a ​company for a ​longtime: In ​future, ​promotion will be ​based on ​merit not seniority.
  • seniority noun [U] (HIGH RANK)

the ​state of being ​higher in ​rank than someone ​else: I ​suppose I was ​impressed by his seniority.
(Definition of seniority from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seniority" in American English

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senioritynoun [U]

 us   /sinˈjɔr·ɪ·t̬i, -ˈjɑr-/
higherrank or ​advantageobtained as a ​result of the ​length of ​jobservice: Most of these ​workers have 20 to 30 ​years of seniority.
(Definition of seniority from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"seniority" in Business English

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senioritynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌsiːniˈɒrəti/
the length of ​time you have ​worked for an ​organization, and the ​advantages that you get from this: Several ​people who had 30 ​years' seniority took the $140,000 ​lumpsum on ​retiring. Pay ​ranges from $23,000 to $110,000 a ​year, depending on ​duties and seniority.
the ​situation of having a ​higherrank than someone else in an ​organization: position of seniority.
(Definition of seniority from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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