Definition of employment in English:

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Pronunciation: /əmˈploimənt/


1The condition of having paid work: a fall in the numbers in full-time employment
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  • But does this responsibility not also extend to parents in paid employment?
  • But why do we think it beyond the capabilities of students to take on paid employment while studying?
  • The number of people in paid employment has more or less doubled since 1990.
1.1A person’s trade or profession.
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  • Psychological tests, widely used in a variety of sensitive employments, would be deemed forbidden by the Constitution if a judge thought them ‘unreasonable.’
  • This means trading and professional income together with income from non-pensionable employments.
  • After running for state legislature and losing, he took up a variety of employments, from blacksmith to shop keeper.
1.2The action of giving work to someone: the employment of a full-time tutor
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  • We recommend also that the members resolve to consider the employment of a full-time solicitor.
  • Interviews must be conducted with care and an understanding of employment discrimination laws.
  • There was also a positive change in employment of young people below 30 registered over the month.
hiring, hire, engagement, taking on;

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Syllabification: em·ploy·ment

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