occupational

[ ok-yuh-pey-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃə nl /

adjective

of or relating to an occupation, trade, or calling: occupational guidance.
of or relating to occupation: occupational troops.

Nearby words

  1. occupant,
  2. occupation,
  3. occupation franchise,
  4. occupation groupings,
  5. occupation layer,
  6. occupational dermatitis,
  7. occupational disease,
  8. occupational hazard,
  9. occupational medicine,
  10. occupational pension

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

/ (ˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃənəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or caused by an occupationan occupational pension scheme; an occupational disease
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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