[ pleys-muhnt ]
/ ˈpleɪs mənt /
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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.
  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.
(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.



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Origin of placement

First recorded in 1835–45; place + -ment
pre·place·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for placement

/ (ˈpleɪsmənt) /


the act of placing or the state of being placed
arrangement or position
the process or business of finding employment
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