employment
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪmˈplɔɪmənt/, /ɛmˈplɔɪmənt/
Noun

employment

  1. A use, purpose
  2. The act of employing
    ''The personnel director handled the whole employment procedure
  3. The state of being employed
    • 1853, Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener, in Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories, New York: Penguin Books, 1968; reprint 1995 as Bartleby, ISBN 0 14 60.0012 9, p.3:
      At the period just preceding the advent of Bartleby, I had two persons as copyists in my employment, and a promising lad as an office-boy.
  4. The work or occupation for which one is used, and often paid
  5. An activity to which one devotes time
  6. (economics) The number or percentage of people at work
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