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Definition of "employment" []

  • The act of employing. (noun)
  • The state of being employed. (noun)
  • The work in which one is engaged; occupation. (noun)
  • An activity to which one devotes time. (noun)
  • The percentage or number of people gainfully employed: "a vicious spiral of rising prices under full employment” ( William Henry Beveridge). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "employment" in a sentence
  • "They do not stop to reflect that so much wealth has been wiped out of the world, and that _instead of the destruction furnishing so much additional employment, it has only changed the direction of the employment_."
  • "“Mooney was hoping his attack would result in employment from a security firm …”"
  • "“Mooney was hoping his attack would result in employment from a security firm, rather than prosecution, says PC Magazine.”"