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noun [uncountable] employment pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈplɔɪmənt/
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  1. 1
    work that you are paid regularly to do for a person or company
    After graduation, she found employment with a local finance company.
    a contract of employment
    1. a.
      a situation in which someone has regular paid work
      retired workers coming back into employment
    2. b.
      the number of people in an area or group who have regular paid work
      Employment has risen among people over 55.
    3. c.
      [only before noun] relating to jobs and work
      employment law/legislation
  2. 2
    formal the use of something for a particular purpose
    employment of: The employment of wiretaps was determined to be illegal.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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