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occupation

oc·cu·pa·tion

occupation

 
pronunciation:
ak y peI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the work a person does to earn a living; profession.
Teaching is the occupation of most members of her family.
synonyms:
business, pursuit, vocation
similar words:
career, employment, job, livelihood, living, pastime, profession, trade, work
definition 2: the act or process of being in or taking over an area.
Germany's occupation of France took place in 1940.The cat's occupation of the dog's bed made everyone laugh.
synonyms:
conquest, overthrow, possession
similar words:
presence, seizure
definition 3: the condition of being taken over or occupied.
Algeria's occupation by France lasted for over a hundred years.
synonyms:
overthrow, possession, subjection
similar words:
colonization
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  • occupational:
    having to do with an occupation or a workplace.
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