a form of therapy in which patients are encouraged to engage in vocational tasks or expressive activities, as art or dance, usually in a social setting.
(med) treatment of people with physical, emotional, or social problems, using purposeful activity to help them overcome or learn to deal with their problems
occupational therapy n.
The use of productive or creative activity in the treatment or rehabilitation of physically or emotionally disabled people.
occupational therapist n.
- Occupation franchise
noun 1. (Brit) the right of a tenant to vote in national and local elections
- Occupation groupings
plural noun 1. a system of classifying people according to occupation, based originally on information obtained by government census and subsequently developed by market research. The classifications are used by the advertising industry to identify potential markets. The groups are A, B, C1, C2, D, and E See A, B, C1, C2, D, E
noun 1. (on an archaeological site) a layer of remains left by a single culture, from which the culture can be dated or identified.
[ok-yuh-pahy] /ˈɒk yəˌpaɪ/ verb (used with object), occupied, occupying. 1. to take or fill up (space, time, etc.): I occupied my evenings reading novels. 2. to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of: Occupy the children with a game while I prepare dinner. 3. to be a resident or tenant of; dwell in: […]