placement

noun
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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Recent Examples on the Web Some data points have been harder to collect, like tracking placement rates once students complete the apprenticeship. Kristin Sharp, Forbes, "Tracking Outcomes Toward Better Apprenticeships," 6 Apr. 2021 The researchers used software to track the animals’ foot placement and how their bodies moved before constructing a clawed robot that mimics the same patterns. Washington Post, "Robotic lizards may play a role in the future of disaster surveillance, researchers imagine," 6 Apr. 2021 Obviously, the interception, with better ball placement. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, "'There's a lot of things I think I can do better': Bengals moving forward with Brandon Allen in Week 13," 5 Apr. 2021 Heading into Selection Sunday, the Bruins (22-9) were viewed as slightly better than a bubble team, but the First Four placement identified them as one of the last four teams in. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Gonzaga vs. UCLA in Final Four (4/3/21): How to watch free live stream, odds," 3 Apr. 2021 Heading into Selection Sunday, the Bruins (22-9) were viewed as slightly better than a bubble team, but the First Four placement identified them as one of the last four teams in. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Gonzaga-UCLA live stream (4/3): How to watch March Madness’ Final Four online, TV, time," 3 Apr. 2021 The children were medically cleared and remain in custody of border patrol, pending placement by the Department of Health and Human Services, which is charged with the long-term care of most unaccompanied children. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Video shows alleged smugglers dropping 2 children over 14-foot border fence into U.S.," 2 Apr. 2021 Even so, Szulc’s lengthy article received prominent placement at the top of the Times’ front page. W. Joseph Campbell, The Conversation, "60 years after Bay of Pigs, New York Times role – and myth – made clear," 2 Apr. 2021 Heading into Selection Sunday, the Bruins (22-9) were viewed as slightly better than a bubble team, but the First Four placement identified them as one of the last four teams in. Eddie Pells, Star Tribune, "Next up: UCLA gets chance to stop undefeated Gonzaga," 2 Apr. 2021

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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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10 Apr 2021

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“Placement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/placement. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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