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"placement" in British English

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placementnoun

uk   /ˈpleɪs.mənt/  us   /ˈpleɪs.mənt/
  • placement noun (JOB)

[C or U] a ​temporaryposition or ​job in an ​organization: I ​think we can find a placement for you in the ​salesdepartment. The ​traineeteachers do a ​school placement in the ​summerterm.
(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 ​particularposition, 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 ​particularjob, ​organization, ​school, or ​place where they can ​live: There are ​students for whom this ​school is not the ​bestpossible 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 ​Europeanexpansion. 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 ​temporaryjob that someone does in an ​organization, usually to get some ​workexperience: He got a two-week placement in the ​accountsdepartment.
[U] a ​service for ​finding a suitable ​job for someone, especially a ​temporaryjob for a ​student or ​unemployedperson: In a ​sloweconomy, placement of ​unpaidinterns is often easier.
(Definition of placement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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