Definition of Employment

1. Noun. The state of being employed or having a job. "He was in the employ of the city"

Exact synonyms: Employ
Generic synonyms: State
Derivative terms: Employ
Antonyms: Unemployment

2. Noun. The occupation for which you are paid. "A lot of people are out of work"

3. Noun. The act of giving someone a job.
Exact synonyms: Engagement
Generic synonyms: Action
Specialized synonyms: Shape-up, Call-back, Booking, Reservation
Derivative terms: Employ, Engage

4. Noun. The act of using. "Skilled in the utilization of computers"

Definition of Employment

1. n. The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed.

Definition of Employment

1. Noun. A use, purpose ¹

2. Noun. The act of employing ¹

3. Noun. The state of being employed ¹

4. Noun. The work or occupation for which one is used, and often paid ¹

5. Noun. An activity to which one devotes time ¹

6. Noun. (economics) The number or percentage of people at work ¹

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Definition of Employment

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Medical Definition of Employment

1. The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Employment

employee ownership
employee performance appraisal
employee retirement income security act
employee savings plan
employee stock ownership plan
employee turnover
employer health costs
employment (current term)
employment agencies
employment agency
employment agent
employment agreement
employment at will
employment contract
employment interview
employment office

Literary usage of Employment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"employment agencies—Continued Public employment bureaus and their relation to managers of employment in industry. H. Muhlhauser. Ann Am Acad 65:170-5 My '16 ..."

2. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"Cases where the men have applied for or inquired regarding employment are regarded as active. In seeking positions to meet these demands every possible ..."

3. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"Nor was it the policy to go on finding employment for Indians and continuing to supervise their efforts; but as fast as it was shown that they could get out ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"These statistics create a false impression of the overall employment picture. It is clear that the situation is serious and that rapid action is needed to ..."

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