tenable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"tenable" in British English

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tenableadjective

uk   us   /ˈten.ə.bl̩/ formal
(of an ​opinion or ​position) ​able to be ​defendedsuccessfully or ​held for a ​particularperiod of ​time: His ​theory is no ​longer tenable in the ​light of the ​recentdiscoveries. The ​fellowship is tenable for (= ​lasts for) three ​years.
(Definition of tenable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tenable" in Business English

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tenableadjective

uk   us   /ˈtenəbl/
reasonable, or possible to ​achieve or ​defend: The Board has decided that his position as ​chairman is no ​longer tenable. a tenable ​approach/​solution/​point of view
HR a ​job that is tenable for a particular ​period of ​time, or from a particular ​date, can be ​held for that ​period of ​time or from that ​date: tenable from sth Applications are ​invited for the ​chair of Governors, tenable from 1 September 2011.
(Definition of tenable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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