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re: Senior, adjective of or for older or more experienced people. Both age/time spent and experience are factors in the definition. We really nee...
 

Does everything have to be defined in a literal sense? Seems like a great way to miss the point.

 

If we leave things up to interpretation then people are ultimately gonna disagree what things mean, which then leads to problems in my experience.

In the end this a rather benign problem relatively speaking imho, but a problem none the less. :)

fx. when a none teck person are looking for X type of developer, but by X they really mean Y, and the person reading it understands it as Z.

 

Does everything have to be defined in a literal sense?

Not necessarily. On the other hand do words with established meanings need to be overloaded? "Seniority" is a concept used in many different contexts, not only software development. Adding particular connotations and subtexts because they fit our specific discourse — or whatever someone believes that should entail — seems like a bigger opportunity to miss the point to me, but YMMV.

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