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
Recent Examples on the Web The program also will offer support services and emergency help for participants, along with job placement assistance. Diego Mendoza-moyers, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Feb. 2022 The goal of the institute is to create opportunities for individuals in underserved communities who are interested in pursuing careers in pet care by offering instruction, free grooming kits, and job placement assistance. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, 13 May 2022 Employees from the Rocket Community Fund, working with Samaritas, will help identify housing, manage landlord relationships and help with moving and job placement. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 20 Apr. 2022 One Nevada organization called Hope for Prisoners provides vocational training, job placement, financial advice, parenting tips and mentoring. Andy Hale, Rolling Stone, 14 Apr. 2022 Knowing their customer base, higher education institutions focus on improving their students' job placement and retention rates after six months of graduation, or on getting more students placed in the top 500 businesses. Glenn Llopis, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 The job placement rate after graduation is 100 percent. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2022 In addition to providing food and shelter to the homeless the organization offers addiction recovery, job placement and legal services. NBC News, 21 Mar. 2022 To provide 30 unemployed or underemployed individuals with career readiness training, 1:1 mentoring, job placement and supportive services. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

28 May 2022

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“Placement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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