junior employee meaning, junior employee definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( juniors    plural  )
1       adj   A junior official or employee holds a low-ranking position in an organization or profession.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: senior)    Junior and middle-ranking civil servants have pledged to join the indefinite strike., ...a junior minister attached to the prime minister's office.     
      Junior is also a noun., n-count  
The Lord Chancellor has said legal aid work is for juniors when they start out in the law.     
2       n-sing   If you are someone's junior, you are younger than they are.  
poss N  
She now lives with actor Denis Lawson, 10 years her junior.     
3       n-in-names   Junior is sometimes used after the name of the younger of two men in a family who have the same name, sometimes in order to prevent confusion. The abbreviation Jr is also used.  
His son, Arthur Ochs Junior, is expected to succeed him as publisher.     
4       n-count   In the United States, a student in the third year of a high school or university course is called a junior.  

junior high        ( junior highs    plural  ) In the United States, junior high is the school that young people attend between the ages of 11 or 12 and 14 or 15.      n-count; n-in-names  
...Benjamin Franklin Junior High.     
junior school        ( junior schools    plural  ) In England and Wales, a junior school is a school for children between the ages of about seven and eleven.      n-var; n-in-names   oft in names after n  
...Middleton Road Junior School.     
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1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
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