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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.


Synonymsemploy


Broader (hypernym)state


Antonymsunemployment

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


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


Synonymswork


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


Synonymsengagement


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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