placement

noun
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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Recent Examples on the Web

Salesforce Ventures has already agreed to purchase $40 million in a private placement at a price equal to the IPO price. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Instagram’s co-founders unfriended Facebook because of Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘bizarre meddling’," 26 Sep. 2018 Fitzpatrick on Monday defended Nash's placement in minimum-security and said research shows that prisoners with long sentences require help with rehabilitation and integration before being released. Fox News, "Convicted murderer still on the run after prison escape," 17 Sep. 2018 Fitzpatrick on Monday defended Nash’s placement in minimum-security and said research shows that prisoners with long sentences require help with rehabilitation and integration before being released. Marina Villeneuve, The Seattle Times, "Convicted murderer still on the run after prison escape," 17 Sep. 2018 In fact, Venus’s placement in your birth chart is extremely significant. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What the Position of Venus in Your Birth Chart Means for You," 31 July 2018 Aaliyah is legally free for adoption, and once a placement is identified her foster mother is willing to stay involved in Aaliyah’s life. BostonGlobe.com, "Aaliyah, 3, loves dancing to music," 7 July 2018 Both families had hoped to move their children to long-term care facilities in New Jersey but were unable to find a placement without a tracheostomy, a surgery that would create an air passage in the neck. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Declared brain dead almost 5 years ago, Calif. teen's life finally ends in N.J.," 29 June 2018 The animal’s placement in the tomb suggests it was kept as a pet. Karen Weintraub, New York Times, "Extinct Gibbon Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Emperor’s Grandmother," 21 June 2018 Eldridge, which seeded Essential Properties in March 2016, agreed to a private placement of $125 million and will hold a 44.6 percent stake in the REIT. Kristy Westgard, Bloomberg.com, "‘Retail Apocalypse’ Didn’t Scare This Landlord Off an IPO," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of placement

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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placement

noun

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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