placement

noun place·ment \ ˈplās-mənt \
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

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

  1. the strategic placement of products at the entrance of a store

  2. the placement of microphones around the room

  3. The director tried several different camera placements for the scene.

  4. The agency has overseen the placement of hundreds of children in loving homes.

  5. the placement of unemployed workers

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First Known Use of placement

1795

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PLACEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of placement for English Language Learners

  • : 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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