Definition of placement in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of placing someone or something somewhere.

    ‘the proper placement of microphones’
    • ‘This increases the security of the tube and ensures proper placement; minimizing trauma to mucus membranes.’
    • ‘The placement was arranged through Bank of Ireland's corporate division.’
    • ‘In that letter he stated the restrictions, ‘To facilitate proper work placement of this employee’.’
    • ‘An empty room makes it easier to hang artwork, said Reis, but it's impossible to gauge proper height and placement.’
    • ‘Some students chose to continue with their placement despite the fact that CECS cancelled the credit for it.’
    • ‘This will give you proper placement so that the finishing nails will not puncture through the cabinet.’
    • ‘Its proper placement is yet to be determined by a more complete taxonomic sampling.’
    • ‘The proper placement of art in a home should also reflect the client's connection to the piece.’
    • ‘Use of a large needle facilitates proper suture placement.’
    • ‘The surgeon passes the endoscope through the tube and inspects and confirms proper placement of the tunnel before proceeding.’
    • ‘For proper placement of deadlifts in your back routine, see the beginner's and advanced back-routine charts.’
    • ‘For proper placement, hoop and stitch the design before cutting the rectangle.’
    • ‘Bolt Rite fasteners assist in the proper placement of anchor bolts in wet concrete.’
    • ‘But proper placement of such tracks is also important to him.’
    • ‘Proper placement of a permanent mirror in your home can help you look down a hallway before you have to stick your head in.’
    • ‘In addition to making the injection itself less painful, the anesthetic can help verify proper placement of the needle.’
    • ‘So it's the radio promoters going into places like Fort Wayne, Indiana and making sure you're getting the proper placement.’
    • ‘With proper colony placement and sampling, gradient maps of the distribution of chemical or biological materials can be produced.’
    • ‘Microphone placement also seems to vary on the piano selections.’
    • ‘Check fire regulations for the type needed in your work area and to determine proper placement.’
    positioning, placing, putting in place, arrangement, position, arranging, deployment, location, disposition, disposal, emplacement, installation, install, stationing
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    1. 1.1 The action of finding a home, job, or school for someone.
      ‘a baby put up for adoption may wait up to three years or more for placement’
      count noun ‘a placement in a special school’
      • ‘Some innovative states, such as Kansas and Michigan, have tied foster care payments to the speed with which agencies find permanent placements for children.’
      • ‘The school's deputy head teacher said if the specialist bid was successful youngsters could take part in placements at businesses at the park.’
      • ‘Traders in Cleckheaton are being offered the help of special-needs teenagers on work placements.’
      • ‘Some companies arrange placements and courses for volunteers to develop skills in towns whilst others send volunteers to remote rural but areas of the Tanzania.’
      • ‘In the past month, the office made 12 placements.’
      • ‘Even more surprisingly, it seemed as if many of the would-be actors were actually getting placements from the agent.’
      • ‘Students with other special education placements were excluded from the analysis.’
      • ‘Specialising in supporting employment placements, Remploy Interwork already operates in partnership with more than 2,500 businesses throughout the UK.’
      • ‘The overspend is largely due to the high cost of looking after children in foster care or specialist placements.’
      • ‘Additionally, some educational facilities require that a central office approve student internship placements.’
      • ‘These organizations, as well as private donors, sponsored students through their studies and some provided job placements between academic terms.’
      • ‘Employees can take this leave upon the birth or adoption of a child or the placement of a foster child.’
      • ‘In both cases the placements tend to involve children with special needs.’
      • ‘It may be that the only recourse for parents of severely dyslexic children is to make representations for placements at independent specialist schools, two of which are within daily travelling distance of Swindon.’
      • ‘Mr. Markey also welcomed the changes in the placement arrangements, which he said would address the current inequities where some students had to do nine-month placements while others had to do no placement at all.’
      • ‘Since then we've had a variety of placements for long-term prisoners nearing the end of their sentences.’
      • ‘The New York Evening Post charged that the NYBVE was more interested in securing speedy job placements than in maximizing the range of opportunities available to retrained veterans.’
      • ‘Are referred students placed in special education, and what are the outcomes of those placements?’
      • ‘Few, if any, studies in special education have taken a broad look at the social contexts and special education placements experienced by large numbers of urban youth with mental health problems.’
      • ‘Special-education placements did increase nationally, just not in any systematic way suggestive of a relationship to state accountability.’
    2. 1.2British The temporary posting of someone in a workplace to enable them to gain work experience.
      ‘students spend one year on industrial placement’
      • ‘Another component of this 12 week course was a work experience placement.’
      • ‘A number of students were also selected to go on extended work experience placements at the restaurants in question.’
      • ‘One young man is studying for an NVQ in retailing after successfully completing work experience placements in shops in Barnsley.’
      • ‘Once the centre is built David hopes to expand the number of courses on offer, including evening courses, and next Easter will begin offering two-week work-experience placements for school children.’
      • ‘And at least two more have become health care assistants with the Trust as a result of work experience placements.’
      • ‘It was amazing, she was immediately given a long-term temporary placement and has since had many others and is still working, even though she is now 69.’
      • ‘Work experience placements, mentoring, curriculum projects, summer schools, master classes, careers advice and practice interviews are regular features of school life.’
      • ‘The training course is usually followed by work experience placement.’
      • ‘Charles will be 57 this year and we still haven't been able to find a good work experience placement for him.’
      • ‘During the four years of his degree, he did two six month work experience placements at a company called Wild Promotions.’
      • ‘He said the two-year project had been a huge accomplishment, and pupils were already undertaking work experience placements.’
      • ‘Consequently, few are of sufficient size to offer significant training and the only way for fresh faces to get into television is to work for free on extended work experience placements.’
      • ‘Lucy said she gained a number of new skills through her placement.’
      • ‘There is growing speculation that he will join a prestigious Scottish firm when he takes up a work experience placement in the City of London later this year.’
      • ‘All students, whether on industrial placement or those doing projects, fill out weekly logs and complete all monthly reports.’
      • ‘The school is now appealing to local businesses and organisations who may be interested in providing work experience placements for the new school year.’
      • ‘He was introduced to the unique venue during a work experience placement and he went on to work there during summer holidays.’
      • ‘But the demand was attacked by business leaders last night who said work experience placements were essential for developing skilled youngsters for the workplace.’
      • ‘Students would also go on more work experience placements and local business people would visit the school to discuss their experiences and give advice.’
      • ‘One of the other days would be spent doing off-site vocational courses and the other would be spent on a work experience placement.’
      job, assignment, posting, position, appointment, engagement
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