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 perspective, over the past ten years, the Minnesota DHS has issued only three conditional licenses for child placement agencies. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 6: "Beautiful Black Boys"," 15 Jan. 2019 In the onset of and other franchised placement services, most nannies are struggling. Cristina Goyanes, Marie Claire, "The Coolest Six-Figure Job You Never Thought You Wanted: Nannying," 14 Jan. 2019 The program would provide comprehensive web-engineering training, and would help with job placement. Lindsay Gellman, The Atlantic, "Code Now. Pay Tuition Later.," 30 June 2018 The key may be a new school of social work Decades of job placement haven't stopped the bullets, Boyle concedes. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What stops a bullet? Milwaukee can learn from L.A. program that has turned to trauma care," 18 June 2018 The placement of the water injection also had an impact; the most impressive explosions resulted when there was about a foot of molten rock above the injection point. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Blew Up Lava in a Backyard Volcano to Unlock the Secrets of the Most Violent Eruptions," 11 Dec. 2018 The speaker is 50 percent louder than before, and the placement of the microphone has been adjusted, so the ambient noise will get drowned out in your conversation. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Is the New Apple Watch Worth It? A Sleeker, Better Design and Some Spiffy Brand New Features Say Yes," 19 Sep. 2018 Location plays an important part because Mother Nature was fickle in placement of resources. Houston Chronicle, "Competition for top talent keeps pay scale high in oil industry," 13 July 2018 Studies have shown that video laryngoscopes help with successful placement of breathing tubes at a shorter time compared with the conventional methods. Naseem S. Miller,, "Orlando paramedics use cadavers to practice skills," 6 June 2018

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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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