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"tenure" in British English

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tenurenoun [U]

uk   /ˈten.jər/ /ˈtenjʊər/  us   /ˈten.jɚ/ formal
being the legal owner of land, a job, or an official public position, or the period of time during which you own it: During his tenure as dean, he had a real influence on the students.
the right to remain permanently in a job: She is one of the few people in the English Department who has tenure. professors (= those likely to get tenure) who don't publish enough work may not be offered tenure.
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(Definition of tenure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tenure" in American English

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tenurenoun [U]

 us   /ˈten·jər/
the period of time when someone holds a job, esp. an official position, or the right to keep a job permanently: During his tenure as mayor, relations with the police department worsened. Michelle has tenure in her new teaching position.
(Definition of tenure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tenure" in Business English

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tenurenoun

uk   us   /ˈtenjər/ formal
[C] WORKPLACE the period of time during which someone is in an important job or position: His 14-year tenure included some of the store's best times.sb's tenure as sth Seven years ago, I began my official tenure as lab director.under sb's tenure Listings at the NYSE soared under his tenure.
[U] WORKPLACE the right to remain permanently in a job, especially as a teacher at a university: have tenure He took a semester off from UA, where he has tenure. What grounds did the university give for denying tenure to you?
[U] LAW, PROPERTY the legal right to use a piece of land or a property: grant sb tenure They were not granted tenure to the land.
(Definition of tenure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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