ten·​ured | \ ˈten-yərd How to pronounce tenured (audio) also -ˌyu̇rd \

Definition of tenured

: having tenure tenured faculty members

Examples of tenured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As employers struggle to fill vacancies in a candidate’s market, some of their recruiting incentives prioritize new hires while overlooking tenured employees. John Feldmann, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Non-tenured teachers – those who haven’t been working in a district for three years – are typically the first to be let go. al, 4 June 2022 Ironically, one-year starter Isaac Rex was the most tenured of the group. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 Kyrie Irving and Nike have one of the most tenured signature shoe lines in basketball. oregonlive, 13 May 2022 Often, new employees are likelier to leave than more tenured folks who have invested the time and effort into their employer. Jane Thier, Fortune, 4 May 2022 Sands will also be offered a job as a full-tenured university professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Sean Mcdonnell, cleveland, 29 Apr. 2022 The dismissal of a tenured professor at Princeton is rare but not unprecedented. Melissa Korn, WSJ, 24 May 2022 The dismissal of the professor, Joshua Katz, was a rare case of a tenured professor being dismissed, and came after a fierce debate on campus and in wider political spheres over whether he was targeted for his politics. New York Times, 23 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tenured

1965, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Tenured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenured. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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