placement

[pleys-muh nt]
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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

First recorded in 1835–45; place + -ment
Related formspre·place·ment, noun
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placement

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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