thin or slender in form, as a thread.
lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak:
a tenuous argument.
thin in consistency; rare or rarefied.
of slight importance or significance; unsubstantial:
He holds a rather tenuous position in history.
lacking in clarity; vague:
He gave a rather tenuous account of his past life.
insignificant or flimsy: a tenuous argument
slim, fine, or delicate: a tenuous thread
diluted or rarefied in consistency or density: a tenuous fluid
noun 1. the holding or possessing of anything: the tenure of an office. 2. the holding of property, especially real property, of a superior in return for services to be rendered. 3. the period or term of holding something. 4. status granted to an employee, usually after a probationary period, indicating that the position or […]
adjective 1. of, having, or eligible for tenure, especially in a college or university: There are three tenured professors in the history department. 2. granting, allowing, or leading to tenure: None of the advertised jobs is a tenured position. noun 1. the holding or possessing of anything: the tenure of an office. 2. the holding […]
- Tenured graduate student
job One who has been in graduate school for 10 years (the usual maximum is 5 or 6): a “ten-yeared” student (get it?). Actually, this term may be used of any grad student beginning in his seventh year. Students don’t really get tenure, of course, the way professors do, but a tenth-year graduate student has […]
adjective 1. of or relating to a college- or university-teaching job that can lead to a tenured position.