Definition of employment in English:

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employment

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈplɔɪm(ə)nt/
/ɛmˈplɔɪm(ə)nt/

noun

[mass noun]
1The state 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.
1.1The 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.
Synonyms
hiring, hire, engagement, engaging, taking on, signing up, enrolment, enrolling, commissioning, enlisting;
apprenticing
1.2 [count noun] A person’s trade or profession: he travelled in a variety of employments
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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.
Synonyms
job, post, position, situation, day job, occupation, profession, trade, livelihood, career, business, line, line of work, calling, vocation, craft, pursuit;
work, labour, service;
French métier
informal racket, game
archaic employ
2The utilization of something: economies can be made by the full employment of existing facilities
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  • Not only does fortification preserves their combat potential but also improves combat employment of weapons and equipment.
  • World War II offers ample material for a study of the combat employment of mountain troops.
  • Understanding these benefits and limitations is critical to the proper employment of space forces.
Synonyms
use, utilization, implementation, application, exercise;
putting into operation

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