oc·​cu·​pa·​tion·​al | \ ˌä-kyə-ˈpā-shnəl How to pronounce occupational (audio) , -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of occupational

1 : of or relating to a job or occupation occupational choices occupational training/skills occupational safety Physiatrists commonly treat back and neck pain and other musculoskeletal problems, including sports injuries and occupational problems like repetitive stress injury.— C. Claiborne Ray — see also occupational hazard
2 relating to or engaged in the military occupation of a country served as part of an occupational force occupational troops

Other Words from occupational

occupationally adverb

First Known Use of occupational

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for occupational

occupation + -al entry 1

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The first known use of occupational was in 1766

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“Occupational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/occupational. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of occupational

: of or relating to a person's job or occupation


oc·​cu·​pa·​tion·​al | \ ˌä-kyə-ˈpā-shə-nᵊl \

Kids Definition of occupational

: relating to a person's business or profession an occupational risk

Other Words from occupational

occupationally adverb


oc·​cu·​pa·​tion·​al | \ ˌäk-yə-ˈpā-shnəl, -shən-ᵊl How to pronounce occupational (audio) \

Medical Definition of occupational

: relating to or being an occupational disease occupational asthma

Other Words from occupational

occupationally \ -​ē How to pronounce occupationally (audio) \ adverb

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