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"placement" in British English

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placementnoun

uk   /ˈpleɪs.mənt/  us   /ˈpleɪs.mənt/
(Definition of placement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"placement" in American English

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placementnoun

 us   /ˈpleɪs·mənt/
  • placement noun (POSITION)

the act of placing something in a particular position, or the position of something: The placement of the furniture makes it hard to walk around.
  • placement noun (RANK)

the rank someone or something has when compared to others: A bunch of new freshmen (= students in the first year of a program of study) are taking the university's math placement exam.
  • placement noun (JOB/SCHOOL/HOME)

the act of placing someone in a particular job, organization, school, or place where they can live: There are students for whom this school is not the best possible placement.
(Definition of placement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"placement" in Business English

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placementnoun

uk   us   /ˈpleɪsmənt/
[C or U] (also placing) STOCK MARKET, FINANCE an occasion when a company's shares become available to buy, or the activity of doing this: The company is raising £33m through the placement of new shares at 150p each to fund its European expansion. Sun Hung Kai Properties raised 4.04 billion Hong Kong dollars in a share placement last week.
[C] UK (also job placement, US also practicum) HR a temporary job that someone does in an organization, usually to get some work experience: He got a two-week placement in the accounts department.
[U] a service for finding a suitable job for someone, especially a temporary job for a student or unemployed person: In a slow economy, placement of unpaid interns is often easier.
(Definition of placement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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