Meaning of “firing” in the English Dictionary

"firing" in British English

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firingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪə.rɪŋ/ us /ˈfaɪ.rɪŋ/

(Definition of “firing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firing" in Business English

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firingnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈfaɪərɪŋ/ us

HR an act of making someone leave their job:

The firings will reduce the company's employment to about 53,000, down from about 85,000.
She's responsible for the hiring and firing of staff.

(Definition of “firing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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