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Meaning of “occupation” in the English Dictionary

"occupation" in British English

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occupationnoun

uk   /ˌɒk.jʊˈpeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɑː.kjə-/
  • occupation noun (JOB)

A2 [C] a person's ​job: In the ​spacemarked "occupation" she ​wrote "​policeofficer".
  • occupation noun (CONTROL)

C2 [U] a ​situation in which an ​army or ​group of ​peoplemoves into and ​takescontrol of a ​place: the ​Italian occupation of Ethiopia
(Definition of occupation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"occupation" in American English

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occupationnoun

 us   /ˌɑk·jəˈpeɪ·ʃən/
  • occupation noun (JOB)

[C] fml a person’s ​job: He ​listed his occupation on the ​form as "​teacher." [C] fml An occupation is also a ​regularactivity: Sailing was his ​favoriteweekend occupation.
  • occupation noun (CONTROLLING FORCE)

[U] the ​act of ​controlling a ​foreigncountry or ​region by ​armedforce: the occupation of France during ​World War II
(Definition of occupation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"occupation" in Business English

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occupationnoun

uk   us   /ˌɒkjəˈpeɪʃən/
[C] the ​job or ​type of ​job that a ​person has: full-time/main occupation She ​lists her ​main occupation as '​propertydeveloper'.current/previous occupation He ​returned to his previous occupation as a teacher. Please ​state your ​name, age, and occupation.
[U] formal PROPERTY an occasion when someone ​moves into and ​starts using a ​building: The ​apartment is ​available for occupation in April. The ​company is ​entitled to ​exclusive occupation of the ​premises.
(Definition of occupation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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