place·ment | \ˈplās-mənt \

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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Whittle pulls out a deluxe coffee table–style soft-cover that looks ready for end placement in the MoMA gift shop. Sam Tanenhaus, Town & Country, "Can Chris Whittle Launch a Truly Global School?," 10 July 2018 The program's budget allows for placement of 250 people in the program, which is designed to steer clients toward housing. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "This man cost Sacramento County more in one year than any other homeless person," 8 July 2018 Velvet helps bring awareness to Caleb’s invisible disability, and like the future placements in Canine Companions’ own pilot program, helps enhance independence for a veteran who has bravely served our country. Jennifer Williams, Fox News, "The Daily Spike: Make every day Independence Day," 6 July 2018 Unreal rolled out in 30,000 stores at launch, paying for prime placement in the candy aisles of major retailers like CVS, Target, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Walgreens. Janelle Nanos,, "Can Adam Melonas cook up a food revolution from his secretive Fenway lab?," 27 June 2018 If percentages hold, winning Group G could mean placement in a murderous bracket featuring Brazil and Germany, along with now-secure France, Argentina, Uruguay and Portugal. Bruce Jenkins,, "Lionel Messi lives, and Argentina moves on," 26 June 2018 Although the domestic violence organization doesn’t have a record of the number of placements in the previous 18 months, Jarmoc said the number of domestic violence survivors who moved into new homes in the last year and a half is much higher. Christine Dempsey,, "Advocates For Homeless, Domestic Violence Survivors, Join Forces To Help Victims Find Housing," 14 June 2018 Due to high interest in this program, there will be a lottery to determine placement in the program. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 28 May 2018 Were FC Cincinnati to enter the league for 2019, those mechanisms would likely include the first pick in the MLS SuperDraft, an expansion draft all to itself, and perhaps most significantly, top placement in the league's allocation order. Patrick Brennan,, "Analysis: FC Cincinnati has much to gain by joining MLS in 2019 before Miami, Nashville," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of placement

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of placement was in 1795

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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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