Definition of non-employment in English:


Line breaks: non-employ¦ment
Pronunciation: /nɒnɪmˈplɔɪm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
1The state of not having paid work: many mothers choose non-employment because no high-quality reduced-hour work is available
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  • There is a disturbingly high correlation between dropping out of high school and becoming incarcerated, and between nonemployment and becoming imprisoned.
  • The architects of India's constitution were fully aware of this menace and incorporated articles mandating nonemployment of children and requiring their induction into school.
  • The procedure was designed to handle conflict between the supervisor and the employee about work-related concerns - not about employment or nonemployment.
2The state of not being used: the non-employment of force
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  • This is only one of the many illustrations I might give of the non-employment of valuable appliances which are specially provided for the benefit of the schools.
  • The peace of deterrence through mutual fear may technically be non-employment of weapons, but it is not peace.
  • The French doctrine is a concept of nonemployment - there is no question of using the nuclear weapon within the framework of a conflict which does not threaten vital interests.

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