Translation of tenure in Spanish:

tenure

Pronunciation: /ˈtenjər; ˈtenjə(r)/

n

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of property, land) tenencia (f), ocupación (f)
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    • But without exception, these big operations use leased land, with tenures typically of two to five years.
    • The stability of the system is indicated by the fact that long-term leases for a life or for several lives were common, and that these long-term grants tended to turn into hereditary tenures.
    • Much of the country was still held in multiple tenures - infield and outfield, with the remainder still held as ‘commonties’ by the local community.
    1.2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (of office, post) ejercicio (m), ocupación (f)
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    • During his tenure, the university experienced its most expansive period of growth.
    • During his tenure at Oxford University, he belonged to a group called the inklings, which also included the author C.S. Lewis.
    • During the president's tenure in office, he's built an impressive record.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable [Education/Educación] puesto (m) permanente, titularidad (f) (en una universidad o colegio) definitividad (feminine) (Mexico/México)
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    • College/university music teachers have tenure, rank and their employer's standards that provide professional status for them.
    • University teachers have lost tenure and the quality of their teaching and research is regularly assessed by independent bodies.
    • Newly divorced and up for tenure at Washington State University, she was faced with trying to eke out a living for herself and her two daughters on an assistant professor's salary.

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