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noun placement pronunciation in British English /ˈpleɪsmənt/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of finding someone a place where they can live, work, or study

    the placement of children for adoption

    job placement schemes

    1. a.
      [countable] a place where someone goes to live, study, or work

      Our first concern is to find placements for abandoned children.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a temporary job that is part of a course of study and that gives you experience of the work you hope to do at the end of the course. The American word is internship

    a three-month placement with the BBC

    The third term is spent on placement in hotel or tourism companies.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the act of putting something into a position

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