Definition of placement in English:


Line breaks: place|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪsmənt


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of placing someone or something somewhere: the proper placement of microphones
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    • Some students chose to continue with their placement despite the fact that CECS cancelled the credit for it.
    • But proper placement of such tracks is also important to him.
    • In that letter he stated the restrictions, ‘To facilitate proper work placement of this employee’.
    positioning, placing, putting in place, arrangement, position, arranging, deployment, location, disposition, disposal, emplacement, installation, install, stationing
  • 1.1The action of finding a home, job, or school for someone: a baby put up for adoption may wait up to three years or more for placement [count noun]: a placement in a special school
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    • Few, if any, studies in special education have taken a broad look at the social contexts and special education placements experienced by large numbers of urban youth with mental health problems.
    • Students with other special education placements were excluded from the analysis.
    • Special-education placements did increase nationally, just not in any systematic way suggestive of a relationship to state accountability.
  • 1.2British The temporary posting of someone in a workplace to enable them to gain work experience: students spend one year on industrial placement
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    • It was amazing, she was immediately given a long-term temporary placement and has since had many others and is still working, even though she is now 69.
    • There is growing speculation that he will join a prestigious Scottish firm when he takes up a work experience placement in the City of London later this year.
    • One of the other days would be spent doing off-site vocational courses and the other would be spent on a work experience placement.
    job, assignment, posting, position, appointment, engagement

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