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English definition of “job”

job

noun [C] (EMPLOYMENT)   /dʒɑb/
the regular work that a person does to earn money: a full-time/part-time/permanent/temporary job to get/quit a job The new supermarket will create 50 new jobs in the area. She’s applied for a job with an insurance company. How long have you been out of a job (= unemployed)? on the job If you do something on the job, you do it while at work: He keeps falling asleep on the job. The company provides on-the-job training (= training while you work).
(Definition of job noun (EMPLOYMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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