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"occupational" in British English

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occupationaladjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌɒk.jʊˈpeɪ.ʃən.əl/  us   /ˌɑː.kjə-/
relating to or ​caused by ​yourjob: Back ​problems are an occupational hazard (= a ​risk that you take in a ​job) for any desk-bound ​officeworker. an occupational disease
(Definition of occupational from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"occupational" in American English

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occupationaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɑk·jəˈpeɪ·ʃə·nəl/
relating to or caused by a person’s ​work or ​activity: Occupational ​training is ​absolutelyessential.
(Definition of occupational from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"occupational" in Business English

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occupationaladjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌɒkjəˈpeɪʃənəl/ HR
relating to someone's ​job: occupational group/category The occupational ​group of ​secretariesaccounts for one in four of all ​agencyworkers.
(Definition of occupational from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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