[em-ploi-muh nt] /ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt/

an act or instance of someone or something.
the state of being ; ; service:
to begin or terminate employment.
an occupation by which a person earns a living; work; business.
the total number of people gainfully or working.
an activity or the like that occupies a person’s time:
She found knitting a comforting employment for her idle hours.
the act of employing or state of being employed
the work or occupation in which a person is employed
the purpose for which something is used

mid-15c., from Middle English emploien (see employ) + -ment.


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