- the act of placing.
- the state of being placed.
- the act of an employment office or employer in filling a position.
- location; arrangement: the placement of furniture.
- (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
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Examples from the Web for placement
Product placement aside, the idea that animals go to heaven raises a whole host of interesting questions for Thea and Noah.Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn't Open Paradise to Pets
December 14, 2014
Daryl Camarillo, founder of California-based placement agency Stanford Park Nannies, echoed that sentiment.When Mrs. Doubtfire Won’t Leave
June 28, 2014
Re-evaluating the placement of products in exchanges is just one aspect of this holistic approach to strengthening values.Gagging the Corps: A Marine Commandant’s War on Newsprint
February 26, 2014
He saw the placement of two young white actors as an effort by New Line to force him out of the profitable series.Out of Jail, Does Wesley Snipes Have a Second Act?
June 7, 2013
The government also joined forces with Kav Mashve, resulting in the placement of hundreds of Arab professionals.The False Apartheid Narrative
February 28, 2013
It was third down, with three to go, and again Burrage tried a placement.Left End Edwards
Ralph Henry Barbour
This refers merely to the original or first placement of a girl.The Making of a Trade School
Mary Schenck Woolman
Then the stage was set for a placement kick and the cheering and shouting ceased.Left Half Harmon
Ralph Henry Barbour
The position in the original has been retained, but its placement may be a printer's error.Life on a Mediaeval Barony
William Stearns Davis
Their relations are expressed by their location only (placement).
- the act of placing or the state of being placed
- arrangement or position
- the process or business of finding employment
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Word Origin and History for placement
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