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senior

[ seen-yer ]
/ ˈsin yər /
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adjective

noun

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Origin of senior

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin, equivalent to sen(ex) old, old man + -ior comparative adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for senior (1 of 2)

senior
/ (ˈsiːnjə) /

adjective

noun

Word Origin for senior

C14: from Latin: older, from senex old

British Dictionary definitions for senior (2 of 2)

Senior
/ (ˈsiːnjə) /

adjective

mainly US being the older: used to distinguish the father from the son with the same first name or namesCharles Parker, Senior Abbreviation: Sr, Sen
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