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

Private placement on Canadian Securities Exchange raises $400 million. Mike Rogoway,, "Behind Portland’s blockbuster marijuana deal: a Russian billionaire, cannabis consolidation," 9 June 2019 People have long pushed for equal prize money and prime placement on show courts for the women; the argument always made against these things is that the men’s game has bigger stars. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "More People Should Know the Name of Ashleigh Barty, the New French Open Champion," 8 June 2019 The last group matches for each group will be played simultaneously to ensure no team has an advantage with knockout-round placement on the line. Dan Shulman,, "A guide to the 2019 Women’s World Cup soccer tournament," 6 June 2019 In a separate private placement, the cancer drug developer has agreed to sell $10 million in stock to Italian drug maker Chiesi Farmaceutici. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cancer drug developer Inhibrx files for IPO," 4 June 2019 Place the dinner plate in the middle of the placement. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Set a Table for Any Kind of Dinner Party," 19 Dec. 2018 For the best placement, according to Repasky, face the opening of each hive in either the south, east, or southeast direction. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Beekeeping for Beginners: Everything to Know About Starting Your Own Colony," 5 Apr. 2019 Superhero films hold a particular placement in the industry’s firmament, with regard to their flagrant regurgitation of anemic bravery on the silver screen. Jason Parham, WIRED, "The Ryan Coogler Effect: What Black Panther's Success Means for Black Directors," 23 Mar. 2018 This placement helps your bag stay stable when upright, and stops other items from getting smushed. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "14 Genius Packing Tips to Help You Travel Like a Pro," 9 Apr. 2019

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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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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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