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occupational

[ok-yuh-pey-shuh-nl]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to an occupation, trade, or calling: occupational guidance.
  2. of or relating to occupation: occupational troops.
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Origin of occupational

First recorded in 1840–50; occupation + -al1
Related formsoc·cu·pa·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·oc·cu·pa·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonoccupational

occupational

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or caused by an occupationan occupational pension scheme; an occupational disease
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Derived Formsoccupationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nonoccupational

occupational

adj.

1850, from occupation + -al (1). Occupational therapy is attested by 1918; occupational risk by 1951. Related: Occupationally.

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