Entry from British & World English dictionary
1 [mass noun] The action of putting something in position or the fact of being positioned: the placing of the lights 1.1The action of making an order. 2
) A ranking one is given during or after a sports race or other competition: the final placings saw them three points ahead
3A post that is found for a job-seeker. 4A sale or new issue of a large quantity of shares.
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