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placing

verb
present participle of place

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3 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
  • I'd place that as roughly the third largest house in the neighborhood

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4 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes
  • placed second in the competition

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5 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty
  • placed the recent college grad in the company's research and development division

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6 to present or bring forward for discussion
  • once again the issue of recurrent vandalism at the high school was placed before the town council

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7 to provide with a paying job
  • most of the trainees at the TV station are placed in clerical positions

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“Placing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/placing. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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