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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? be in employment formal to have a job: Are you in employment at the moment?

employment noun [U] (USE)

formal use: How can you justify the employment of capital punishment?
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