Definition of placement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪsmənt/


[mass noun]
1The action of placing someone or something somewhere: the proper placement of microphones
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  • Some students chose to continue with their placement despite the fact that CECS cancelled the credit for it.
  • But proper placement of such tracks is also important to him.
  • In that letter he stated the restrictions, ‘To facilitate proper work placement of this employee’.
positioning, placing, putting in place, arrangement, position, arranging, deployment, location, disposition, disposal, emplacement, installation, install, stationing
1.1The action of finding a home, job, or school for someone: a baby put up for adoption may wait up to three years or more for placement [count noun]: a placement in a special school
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  • Few, if any, studies in special education have taken a broad look at the social contexts and special education placements experienced by large numbers of urban youth with mental health problems.
  • Students with other special education placements were excluded from the analysis.
  • Special-education placements did increase nationally, just not in any systematic way suggestive of a relationship to state accountability.
1.2British The temporary posting of someone in a workplace to enable them to gain work experience: students spend one year on industrial placement
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  • It was amazing, she was immediately given a long-term temporary placement and has since had many others and is still working, even though she is now 69.
  • There is growing speculation that he will join a prestigious Scottish firm when he takes up a work experience placement in the City of London later this year.
  • One of the other days would be spent doing off-site vocational courses and the other would be spent on a work experience placement.
job, assignment, posting, position, appointment, engagement

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