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English definition of “layoff”
layoff (also lay-off)
/ˈleɪɒf/ noun [C] HR
› the act of ending a worker's job, sometimes temporarily, usually because there is not enough work to do: Workers have been warned to expect further layoffs. Layoff notices are expected when business slows after Christmas.
› a period when someone is not working because their job ended or they were forced to leave it: long/short/temporary layoff A long layoff can help a budget but it can make workers less productive when they return.