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English definition of “occupation”

occupation

noun uk   /ˌɒk.jʊˈpeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌɑː.kjə-/

occupation noun (JOB)

A2 [C] a person's job: In the space marked 'occupation' she wrote 'police officer'.Jobs, careers and professionsWorking

occupation noun (ACTIVITY)

C1 [C] a regular activity or hobby: It seems to me his favourite occupation is eating.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work

occupation noun (CONTROL)

C2 [U] a situation in which an army or group of people moves into and takes control of a place: the Italian occupation of EthiopiaAttacking and invading
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