from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a teaching or research position at a college or university that can lead to a tenured position.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Possessing contractually guaranteed terms of employment specifying that, after a period of time, the employed person will be considered for tenure status, which typically confers enhanced job security and sometimes other benefits.


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