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[ok-yuh-pey-shuh-nl] /ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃə nl/

of or relating to an , trade, or calling:
occupational guidance.
of or relating to :
occupational troops.
of, relating to, or caused by an occupation: an occupational pension scheme, an occupational disease

1850, from occupation + -al (1). Occupational therapy is attested by 1918; occupational risk by 1951. Related: Occupationally.


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