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

Definition of non-employment in English:


[mass noun]
1The state of not having paid work: many mothers choose non-employment because no high-quality reduced-hour work is available
More example sentences
  • People with very high risks of non-employment spend long periods without earnings.
  • It would not be possible for a labourer to lay by anything out of his wages to provide against non-employment; his wages are barely sufficient to support him.
  • Even in forms of non-employment there is a role for legislative intervention to ensure equity and decent treatment of working people.
2The state of not being used: the non-employment of force
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
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