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noun (1)

post·​ing ˈpō-stiŋ How to pronounce posting (audio)
: the act of transferring an entry or item from a book of original entry to the proper account in a ledger
: the record in a ledger account resulting from the transfer of an entry or item from a book of original entry


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noun (2)

: appointment to a post or a command


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noun (3)

: something (such as an announcement) that is posted online
job postings
… he read verbatim from nasty Internet postings about him and his family.Frank Bruni

Examples of posting in a Sentence

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Job postings in the U.S. that seek lawyers with AI skills promise wages that are 49% higher than ads for lawyers without AI skills. Jason Ma, Fortune, 26 May 2024 The man was arrested Wednesday after a group of citizens brought detectives several postings that had been affixed to utility poles in Lemon Grove advertising a website. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2024 Job postings that call for skills in generative AI increased by an incredible 1,848 percent in 2023, a recent labor market analysis shows. IEEE Spectrum, 9 May 2024 Joule is already integrated with SAP’s HR tool SuccessFactors, helping clients that craft 2 million job postings each year create stronger first drafts that can be utilized by hiring managers and recruiters. John Kell, Fortune, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for posting 

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Word History


Noun (1)

post entry 4

Noun (2)

post entry 7

Noun (3)

post entry 2

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1880, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of posting was in 1682

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Cite this Entry

“Posting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition


: the transfer of an entry or item from a book or file of original entry to the proper account in a ledger
also : the record produced by such a transfer
: the actual crediting or debiting of an account (as in payment of a draft)
charged interest from the posting date of the credit card transaction
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