employment
noun Date: 15th century 1. use, purpose 2. a. activity in which one engages or is employed <
seeking gainful employment
>
b. an instance of such activity 3. the act of employing ; the state of being employed <
employment of a pen in sketching
>
Synonyms: see work

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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