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occupationnoun

uk   /ˌɒk.jəˈpeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɑː.kjəˈpeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of occupation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 regular activity: Sailing was his favorite weekend occupation.
  • occupation noun (CONTROLLING FORCE)

[U] the act of controlling a foreign country or region by armed force: 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 'property developer'.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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