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English definition of “employment”

employment

noun [U] uk   /ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/ us  

employment noun [U] (WORK)

B1 the fact of someone being paid to work for a company or organization: Employment levels are unlikely to rise significantly before the end of next year. How long have you been looking for employment?Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs be in employment formal to have a job: Are you in employment at the moment?Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs

employment noun [U] (USE)

formal use: How can you justify the employment of capital punishment?Using and misusing
(Definition of employment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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