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recruitment

Syllabification: re·cruit·ment
Pronunciation: /rəˈkro͞otmənt
 
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Definition of recruitment in English:

noun

1The action of enlisting new people in the armed forces.
Example sentences
  • He cited low unemployment and increasing job availability as other reasons why Armed Forces recruitment figures were declining.
  • Facing lagging recruitment figures, military recruiters are under increasing pressure to produce.
  • If military recruitment is down now, wait till the kids read this book.
1.1The action of finding new people to join an organization or support a cause: the recruitment of nurses
More example sentences
  • A recruitment drive has been launched to find more people to become volunteers in the borough.
  • When a union prioritises recruitment and organisation people join.
  • The most effective recruitment drives are founded on issues, not just organizations.
1.2 Ecology The increase in a natural population as progeny grow and immigrants arrive.
Example sentences
  • Our findings suggest that cowbirds are relatively long lived and that recruitment into the breeding population is low.
  • The effect of both is to minimize the effects of temporally variable recruitment on total population size.
  • These patterns may have implications for population survival and recruitment in forests.
1.3 Physiology The incorporation into a tissue or region of cells from elsewhere in the body.
Example sentences
  • The end result would be the recruitment of antigen-specific T cells to the lung.
  • The endothelium is the primary portal for inflammatory cell recruitment.
  • Chemokines are important regulators of cell recruitment to the allergic airway.

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