Junior vs Seniority - What's the difference?

junior | seniority |


As nouns the difference between junior and seniority

is that junior is junior (especially a junior sportsman) while seniority is a measure of the amount of time a person has been a member of an organization, as compared to other members, and with an eye towards awarding privileges to those who have been members longer.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

junior

English

Alternative forms

* juniour (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (not comparable, often, preceded by a possessive adjective or a possessive form of a noun) Younger.
  • * 1939 , "Uncle Fred in the Springtime":
  • The last man I met who was at school with me, though some years my junior, had a long white beard and no teeth.
  • (not comparable) Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university.
  • (comparable) Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation.
  • Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • Our first studies and junior endeavours.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A younger person.
  • four years his junior
  • * (Angela Brazil)
  • Miss Mitchell would certainly be most relieved to have a monitress who was capable of organising the juniors at games.
  • A third-year student at a high school or university.
  • A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation:
  • Antonyms

    * senior

    seniority

    English

    Noun

  • A measure of the amount of time a person has been a member of an organization, as compared to other members, and with an eye towards awarding privileges to those who have been members longer.
  • It's an old-fashioned company, with parking spaces and other perks doled out on the basis of seniority .

    Synonyms

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