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English noun: employment

1. employment (state) the state of being employed or having a job

SamplesThey are looking for employment.
He was in the employ of the city.


Broader (hypernym)state


2. employment (act) the occupation for which you are paid

SamplesHe is looking for employment.
A lot of people are out of work.


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation

Narrower (hyponym)booking, coaching, coaching job, engagement, ministry, navigation, paper route, piecework, public service, sailing, seafaring, service, services, telecommuting, teleworking, work load, workload

3. employment (act) the act of giving someone a job


Broader (hypernym)action

Narrower (hyponym)booking, call-back, reservation, shape-up

4. employment (act) the act of using

SamplesHe warned against the use of narcotic drugs.
Skilled in the utilization of computers.

Synonymsexercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization

Broader (hypernym)activity

Narrower (hyponym)abuse, application, development, exploitation, misuse, play, practical application, practice, recycling

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