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placement

[pleys-muh nt] /ˈpleɪs mənt/
noun
1.
the act of placing.
2.
the state of being placed.
3.
the act of an employment office or employer in filling a position.
4.
location; arrangement:
the placement of furniture.
5.
Football.
  1. the placing of the ball on the ground in attempting a place kick.
  2. the position of the ball.
  3. a place kick.
  4. a score made by a place kick:
    Jones made 43 consecutive placements last season.
6.
(in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) a winning shot in which the ball or shuttlecock is so hit that one's opponent is unable to return it.
Origin of placement
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; place + -ment
Related forms
preplacement, noun
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placement

/ˈpleɪsmənt/
noun
1.
the act of placing or the state of being placed
2.
arrangement or position
3.
the process or business of finding employment
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Word Origin and History for placement
n.

1835, from place (v.) + -ment.

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