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English noun: occupation

1. occupation (act) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

SamplesHe's not in my line of business.

Synonymsbusiness, job, line, line of work

Broader (hypernym)activity

Narrower (hyponym)accountancy, accounting, appointment, berth, billet, biz, calling, career, catering, confectionery, craft, employment, farming, game, land, medium, metier, office, photography, place, position, post, profession, salt mine, situation, sport, spot, trade, treadmill, vocation, work

2. occupation (act) the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power

Synonymsmilitary control

Broader (hypernym)social control

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. occupation (act) any activity that occupies a person's attention

SamplesHe missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game.

Broader (hypernym)activity

4. occupation (act) the act of occupying or taking possession of a building

SamplesOccupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal.

Synonymsmoving in, occupancy

Broader (hypernym)acquiring, getting

Narrower (hyponym)preoccupancy, preoccupation

5. occupation (time) the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

SamplesDuring the German occupation of Paris.

Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

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