place·​ment | \ ˈplās-mənt How to pronounce placement (audio) \

Definition of placement

1 : an act or instance of placing: such as
a : an accurately hit ball (as in tennis) that an opponent cannot return
b : the assignment of a person to a suitable place (such as a job or a class in school)
2 : placekick

Examples of placement in a Sentence

the strategic placement of products at the entrance of a store the placement of microphones around the room The director tried several different camera placements for the scene. The agency has overseen the placement of hundreds of children in loving homes. the placement of unemployed workers
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For the best placement, according to Repasky, face the opening of each hive in either the south, east, or southeast direction. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Beekeeping for Beginners: Everything to Know About Starting Your Own Colony," 5 Apr. 2019 Superhero films hold a particular placement in the industry’s firmament, with regard to their flagrant regurgitation of anemic bravery on the silver screen. Jason Parham, WIRED, "The Ryan Coogler Effect: What Black Panther's Success Means for Black Directors," 23 Mar. 2018 This placement helps your bag stay stable when upright, and stops other items from getting smushed. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "14 Genius Packing Tips to Help You Travel Like a Pro," 9 Apr. 2019 However, North wasn't satisfied with the placement and moved it up even further. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "North West Snatched the Mic and Performed with Kanye West at His Sunday Service," 8 Apr. 2019 But art placement presents a bigger challenge—how to best show your collection. Elizabeth Anne Hartman, WSJ, "Hang Your Art With a Pro’s Eye," 5 Apr. 2019 Third, Alcantara is just 2.3 degrees south of the equator, a near-perfect placement for slinging satellites into equatorial or polar orbits. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Can the U.S. Save Alcantara, Brazil’s Cursed Spaceport?," 20 Mar. 2019 Apparently, there's also width, length, and placement to think about, as these all affect what your set is like. Glamour, "Are You Wearing the Right Bra for Your Breast Type?," 28 Mar. 2019 The school touts a 94 percent job placement record. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The State of American Trade Schools," 13 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of placement

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of placement

: the act of putting something in a particular place
: the act of finding an appropriate place for someone to live, work, or learn

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