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oc·cu·pa·tion

occupation

 
 
pronunciation:
ak y peI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the work a person does to earn a living; profession.
Teaching is the occupation of most members of her family.
synonyms:
business, pursuit, vocation
similar words:
career, employment, job, livelihood, living, profession, trade, work
definition 2: the act or process of being in or taking over an area.
Germany's occupation of France took place in 1940.The cat's occupation of the dog's bed made everyone laugh.
similar words:
conquest, overthrow, possession, presence, seizure
definition 3: the condition of being taken over or occupied.
Algeria's occupation by France lasted for over a hundred years.
similar words:
colonization, possession
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  • occupational:
    having to do with an occupation or a workplace.
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