seniority

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seniority the property of being long-lived
    • n seniority higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee
    • n Seniority The quality or state of being senior.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most senior crayon maker Emerson Moser retired after making 1.4 billion crayons for Crayola. It was then that he revealed that he was actually colorblind
    • n seniority The state of being senior; priority of birth: opposed to juniority: as, the elder brother is entitled to the place by seniority.
    • n seniority Priority in office or service: as, the seniority of a surgeon or a chaplain.
    • n seniority A body of seniors or elders; an assembly or court consisting of the senior fellows of a college.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Seniority priority of birth, or of service: a body of seniors, also Sē′niory
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Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.”
  • Dean Smith
    Dean Smith
    “The focus should be on the players. I'm here a long time. You can call me in the summer. Our seniors will be gone.”

Idioms

Senior moment - A memory lapse or a momentary confusion in someone who is no longer young is a senior moment.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., comp. of senex.

Usage

In literature:

Pretty soon it came, a signal from the senior officer of our group.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
I wouldn't have cared so much if I hadn't been a Senior.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
Let us sum up with the maxim, that the husband should be the senior, but that the difference of age should not be more than ten years.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
This was a matter he delegated to one of his senior captains.
"Waring's Peril" by Charles King
Indeed, Corinne took her to one of the senior tables where two or three of the older pupils of Pinewood were grouped.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Arising, thus the senior, sage, began.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Senior is generally to be explained differently (Chapter XV).
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
She looked Jim over keenly when the family came up from the shore and Jim was ready for his senior year.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
An hour later her senior missionary finds her weeping in her room.
"Have We No Rights?" by Mabel Williamson
Mr. Whippleton immediately made him a visit, and doubtless informed his senior that he had engaged an entry clerk.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic
Several disconsolate seniors congregated on the upper landing viewed change number one with dismay.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Two seniors who were usually in the group had gone somewhere to mix up in a complication over Student-Body treasurer.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
The next week Mr. Bell, senior, resumed his visits, and the young farmer came no more to the side door of No.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
And first of all, by the unwritten law of custom, the seniors were to spend an hour communing with nature.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
The senior officer forgets his seniority; the most dignified lets fall the cloak of dignity for a few exhilarating hours.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
It seemed natural that Kane senior should take this view, seeing that the brothers were actually in control and doing the work.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Well, that was a true claim, as Marcel Senior informed me.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Bathing was a very healthful recreation, though I very nearly came to grief from trusting to my seniors.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
Dick was shown into the room of the senior partner, who was looking at his visitor's card, and now glanced up with a humorous twirl of his eye.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
He served as Senior Staff Officer of the "Vernon" from 1886 until promoted to Commander.
"Admirals of the British Navy" by Francis Dodd
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In poetry:

All silent as the sheeted dead,
In spite of sneer and frown,
Fast by a gray-haired senior's side
He sat him boldly down.
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ah, notices are taken down,
And scorebooks stowed away,
And seniors grow tomorrow
From the juniors today,
And even swimming groups can fade,
Games mistresses turn grey.
"The School In August" by Philip Larkin
Crocus in the Fellows’ Garden, winter jasmine up the wall
Gleam gold.
Shadows of Victorian chimneys on the sunny grassplot fall
Long, cold.
Master, Bursar, Senior Tutor, these, his three survivors, all
Feel old.
"I.M. Walter Ramsden OB. March 26, 1947, Pembroke College, Oxford" by Sir John Betjeman
Then, it seemed, there approached from the northward
A senior soul-flame
Of the like filmy hue:
And he met them and spake: "Is it you,
O my men?" Said they, "Aye! We bear homeward and hearthward
To list to our fame!"
"The Souls Of The Slain." by Thomas Hardy
The curtain's up-we'll four engage;
Ambrose and Joe first tread the stage;
Two batchelors--two seniors rather,
Who liv'd in harmony together
Agreed like brother and like brother,
Though one was plumper than the other.
"The Wager" by William Hutton
There are two Mr. M—-lls, too, whom those that love reading
Through all that's unreadable, call very clever; —
And whreas M—-ll Senior makes war on good breeding,
M—-ll Junio makes war on all breeding whatever!
"Ode to the Goddess Ceres" by Thomas Moore

In news:

Senior to Senior takes flight a year after vandalism.
Laughter yoga at Senior Activity Center in Hermosa Beach, Ukulele group at Bartlett Senior Center in Torrance, Line dancing classes at Torrance-South Bay YMCA.
FAIRMONT — Tonight at East-West Stadium, East Fairmont's football seniors are going to suit up and try to do what they have never done during their tenure at the school — beat Fairmont Senior.
NORTHAMPTON — A new option for senior housing will be discussed Tuesday at 7 pm at the Northampton Senior Center at 67 Conz St.
The Senior Heritage Day Carnival showed seniors that they're not being forgotten during Assisted Living Week.
Tonight I am leaving with 18 other SSCS seniors on our senior trip to Virginia Beach.
Jacksonville Senior Center member Jim Farrelly, of Fallston, installs trees Dec 7 on a "Jacksonville in Miniature" train garden near a model of the senior center building in which he was working.
The Superior High School senior is collecting items for the free children's clothes closet as part of his senior project.
Village issued $10,318 in rebates to 131 seniors by Martha Quetsch ELBURNâ€The Elburn Finance Committee decided Monday that the village should eliminate its utility tax rebate program for senior citizens because of the cost.
UTICA — The Utica Redskins honored their seniors before Friday's game on Senior Night.
Senior Helpers specializes in providing professional caregivers to help seniors remain independent in their homes.
Seniors competed in Indian River County's first ' Senior Idol' at the Indian River Mall Wednesday.
Senior Safety- 9 am to 1 pm The Central County United Way is hosting a disaster preparedness and senior safety workshop.
The El Paso Times is sponsoring its annual Senior Fund holiday campaign to help low-income seniors get basic services.
Days to look forward to include an early birthday party on the 18th, the annual American Legion " Senior Christmas Dinner" on the 12th (no cost to seniors ) and a Christmas party on the 21st.
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In science:

SK acknowledges CSIR (India) for a senior research fellowship.
Preformed Excitons, Orbital Selectivity, and Charge-Density-Wave Order in 1T-TiSe_2
Most of them carry out work in several distinct areas, each led by a senior scientist who is a ”Scientific Member” of the Max-Planck Society.
OPTICON: EC Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
One of us (D.C.) has access to the TAC ranking for these proposals as he served as Senior Resident Astronomer for three years.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
D.B.S. gratefully acknowledges the hospitality of the Max-Plank Institut f¨ur Extraterrestrische Physik and the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung for a Humboldt senior award.
Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies and the Origin of QSOs
In most nuclear structure calculations, the pairing Hamiltonian has been approximated by the state-independent seniority pairing force, or schematic multipole pairing interaction 15) .
Mean-Field and Pairing Properties of Exotic Nuclei: Exploring the Nuclear Landscape
The last step at the critical frequency ωcrit leads to the maximal seniority νmax , where all particle states are blocked and the pairing is completely destroyed.
Temperature-induced pair correlations in clusters and nuclei
There are however other contributions as well which cancel out the naive seniority picture. A further analysis and interpretation of the structure of the wave functions is made in connection with our generalized seniority analysis in subsection III C.
Effective interactions and shell model studies of heavy tin isotopes
We postpone therefore an analysis of the odd isotopes to the seniority analysis below, see subsection III C.
Effective interactions and shell model studies of heavy tin isotopes
We will here interpret the shell model results in terms of the generalized seniority model .
Effective interactions and shell model studies of heavy tin isotopes
The generalized seniority scheme is an extension of the seniority scheme, that is from involving only one single orbital in j , the model is generalized to involve a group of j -orbitals within a ma jor shell.
Effective interactions and shell model studies of heavy tin isotopes
The generalized seniority scheme is a simpler model than the shell model since a rather limited number of configurations with a strictly defined structure are included.
Effective interactions and shell model studies of heavy tin isotopes
It was found that for some states the admixture from seniority ν = 4 states could be as large as 20% .
Effective interactions and shell model studies of heavy tin isotopes
A typical feature of the seniority scheme is that the spacing of energy levels are independent of the number of valence particles.
Effective interactions and shell model studies of heavy tin isotopes
Our calculations also show that (not listed in the above table), in all even isotopes considered, one of the low-lying 0+ excited states contains a relatively large seniority ν = 2 component.
Effective interactions and shell model studies of heavy tin isotopes
This is consistent with both our many-body shell-model approach and the general seniority approach of Talmi.
Effective interactions and shell model studies of heavy tin isotopes
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