any opinion, principle, doctrine, dogma, etc., especially one held as true by members of a profession, group, or movement.
Another word that is liable to be mispronounced in a similar way, with an extra /n/ in the second syllable, is pundit. No doubt the first /n/ in both tenet and pundit also influences their mispronunciation. And in pundit, the /d/ sound is another one made in the same place as both /n/ and /t/. Talk about piling on!
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How to use tenet in a sentence
There, I think our guiding tenet is always to get the expert help in those settings and I think even though you’re sharing it as a companion there’s a huge responsibility for the AI at that point.
Familiarize yourself with the core tenets of Agile as it’s been used successfully by tech and development teams for years.The agile marketer: Building agility with technology and talent | Jim Yu | October 13, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
One of the tenets of that is to address disinformation or bad information with facts and what’s actually going on.Mobilizing the National Guard Doesn’t Mean Your State Is Under Martial Law. Usually. | by Logan Jaffe | September 17, 2020 | ProPublica
A core tenet of good urban design is the need for “eyes on the street” — business owners, passers-by and residents who have a vested interest in keeping their streets safe and monitoring suspicious activity.Myths and Shame Shouldn’t Guide Cannabis Regulations | John Bertsch | September 8, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Some were talking about Q, repeating and promoting the core tenets of the conspiracy theory.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead. | Abby Ohlheiser | August 26, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Charter schools, rejecting the tenet of promotion through seniority, promised to do better.
The court will not “inquire into the validity of a religious tenet.”Why Can’t the FDA Fix Outdated Birth Control Labels? | Tiffany Stanley | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We might call this a central tenet of the right, although the word tenet dignifies it too much.The Accidental Truth in the RNC’s Latest Race Gaffe | Michael Tomasky | December 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Second, the decision goes against a basic tenet of academia: judgment of an argument should be based on its merit alone.
Shortly before Sept. 11, then–CIA director George tenet said it would be “a terrible mistake” to use a weapon like the Predator.
Mastrius (loco jam citato) tenet inseminationem esse necessariam.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Pleasure they regarded as an evil, having a tendency to enchain man to earthly enjoyments, a peculiarly Buddhist tenet.Ancient Faiths And Modern | Thomas Inman
Of this doctrine, considered as a philosophical tenet, we shall have occasion to speak more fully in the concluding Book.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
For three generations at least this tenet in favour of long noses had gradually been taking root in our family.The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman | Laurence Sterne
Then, in his own pleasant parlour, he engaged in fervent discourse on his favourite tenet of Christian assurance.Recollections of a Long Life | John Stoughton
British Dictionary definitions for tenet
a belief, opinion, or dogma
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