Definition of placing in English:


Line breaks: pla¦cing
Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪsɪŋ


  • 1 [mass noun] The action of putting something in position or the fact of being positioned: the placing of the lights
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    • Then there is field placing; you can position a fielder such that you are not expecting them to take a catch or save runs but merely to make the batsman play differently.
    • Careful placing of pillows may help with positioning.
    • His placing of the location of numerous Gothic, Celtic, and other early manuscripts is a virtual travel guide to Old and Middle English biblical manuscripts.
  • 1.1The action of making an order.
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    • Turnaround times, from the placing of an order to the issuing of the tags, were generally no more than a week and in no case of an approved supplier did turnaround exceed 10 days.
    • The placing of an order expresses acceptance of our Terms of Business.
  • 2 (usually placings) A ranking one is given during or after a sports race or other competition: the final placings saw them three points ahead
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    • I found the choice of finalists and the final placings surprising personally, but there were compensations.
    • The next £2.25m is dependent on final league placings and the remaining half of the amount is hitched to number of TV appearances.
    • The men's team finished in a lowly ninth position - their worst placing for 36 years - after losing four of their six games in Athens.
  • 3A post that is found for a job-seeker.
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    • He gave as his official reason for resigning his frustration at what he saw as the chief secretary's post being made redundant by the placing of political appointees in the ministry.
    • Our future manning documents must ensure that the placing of warrant officers in the structure allows the best use and maintenance of their technical skills.
    • Those basic risks and unique problems cannot be alleviated or removed and can only be addressed by the placing of permanent firefighting staff around the clock.
  • 4A sale or new issue of a large quantity of shares.
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    • It has been muddling through with sub- £1m share placings and the sale of warrants, but a bigger placing is now being mooted.
    • Moreover much of the cost of acquiring Northern Bank - if it becomes available - can be met from surplus capital and will probably require only a modest placing of shares.
    • On December 23, 1983, the company authorised a placing of 2.5 million shares at £6.

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