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noun occupation pronunciation in British English /ˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a job. This word is used especially on forms and in formal writing

    Please give your name, address, and occupation.

    Approximately half the people interviewed were in manual occupations (=physical jobs).

  2. 2
    [countable] something that you do in your free time

    Walking is now Dad’s favourite occupation.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the act of living or staying in a building, room, or other place

    The new homes will be ready for occupation in August.

    The room showed signs of human occupation.

  4. 4
    [uncountable] the action of going into a place and taking control away from the people or government there
    occupation of:

    the Roman occupation of Britain

    They have been living under the threat of occupation.

    The protesters voted to continue their occupation of the building.



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