Main definitions of posting in English

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posting1

noun

British
  • 1An appointment to a job, especially one abroad or in the armed forces.

    ‘he requested a posting to Japan’
    • ‘His last and possibly most challenging posting was as the Project Director for the HQ Australian Theatre project.’
    • ‘Even though Zhukov, like other successful generals, had been given a secondary and remote posting after the war, he was rightly regarded by Russians as the architect of victory.’
    • ‘Her GP training was interrupted by pregnancy and frequent moves, because she chose to follow her husband in his postings as a naval medical officer.’
    • ‘All officer and soldier postings, including those of reserve members, are now published on the Defweb every Friday and remain on the web site until they take effect.’
    • ‘They are also allowed to take their families with them on overseas postings to places such as Germany.’
    • ‘He was something of an opportunist who took advantage of this posting to repair his finances.’
    • ‘But schools across Colchester are only too aware of the impact of conflict and overseas postings on children from Army families.’
    • ‘He is on a flying visit to Edinburgh to sort out fine details of his new posting: meeting with finance people, marketing staff and various administrators.’
    • ‘Of course, we'll cut their benefits, combat pay and make it difficult to ship their goods home from their overseas postings.’
    • ‘In May 1963, as a 23-year-old wife of a serving RAF policeman, I accompanied my husband on an overseas posting to Cyprus.’
    • ‘Will you stop the practice of appointing ex cronies to plum overseas postings?’
    • ‘Morain said the majority of the soldiers were on their first overseas postings.’
    • ‘A member may view purchase of a home in the locality of posting as more desirable than other forms of housing assistance.’
    • ‘His last active duty posting was as professor of military history at the School of Advanced Airpower Studies.’
    • ‘These plans aim to provide soldiers with likely career paths well into the future, including possible postings and courses.’
    • ‘Andy, her husband, is in the army and they have had several years of overseas postings.’
    • ‘After that, two years' National Service which disrupted one's career and was not pleasant in many overseas postings, particularly if you were shot at by local terrorists.’
    • ‘I recall that the Claimant was keen to take up this post otherwise he would not have specifically requested this posting.’
    • ‘He has experienced a wide range of responsibilities during his political career, but his move to Hillsborough presents him with his toughest posting yet.’
    • ‘The foreign posting was initially an adventure: an exotic voyage aboard a liner from Cobh, a new school, and a place in American university.’
    • ‘While several hundred reservists have seen overseas service in recent years, they have been individual volunteers filling specific postings within the permanent forces.’
    • ‘In his meteoric rise through the ranks, his posting as chief constable is not his first high-profile position, and certainly not his first contentious one.’
    • ‘The incident was unnerving enough to persuade the correspondent to request a change of posting.’
    • ‘Her first Army posting was as the Matron of the 2nd / 3rd Australian General Hospital.’
    • ‘However, several of our recent overseas postings have failed with employees returning prematurely from abroad and leaving our organisation soon after.’
    • ‘Despite the nature of the business, the training school posting to Nowra is a popular one with an opportunity for unique work and travel.’
    • ‘His first major posting was as the BBC's Ireland correspondent in the early 1970s.’
    • ‘Similarly the judge would have no right to complain of or countermand a lawful posting overseas of a ward who was in the armed forces.’
    • ‘Where this is happening, we need to know so that we can fill the correct positions and accurately record officers' actual postings.’
    • ‘He had several postings to the War Office and in 1958 he returned to regimental duty as second-in-command.’
    • ‘This couple, both successful and well educated, had returned from various postings overseas and were now very happy to be back home in Thailand.’
    • ‘His posting is a distinct departure from his initial entry into the military.’
    • ‘In the early days of his posting, Turkey seemed ‘a jewel of a country poised on the brink of greatness.’’
    • ‘Rather than sit around and hope his number didn't come up, Don enlisted in the US Air Force, where he was trained as an instrument technician, and then scored overseas postings in Japan and Korea.’
    • ‘Cheaper flights, gap years, online dating and the increasing expectation among employers that staff will accept postings abroad have all contributed to the trend.’
    • ‘He said that people who have a passion for the job often return after postings to the mainstream military police.’
    • ‘Ironically, he carries some baggage to his new posting.’
    • ‘He says he never regretted a minute of his decision to choose retirement over a Cable & Wireless posting to Beijing.’
    position of employment, position, post, situation, place, appointment, placement, day job
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    1. 1.1 The location of an appointment abroad.
      ‘Norway was an attractive posting because of its quality of life’
      • ‘The ambassador's postings all over the world add up to 25 years away from home.’
      • ‘However, he is peeved at his present posting as the city does not boast of a proper golf club where foreigners are allowed to unwind during weekends.’
      • ‘It is specifically targeted at those travelling on holidays as opposed to members travelling on posting who are already in receipt of allowances.’
      • ‘As Johann's term as attaché of the Austrian Embassy slowly draws to a close, he reflects back on an enjoyable posting in a country he previously knew nothing about.’
      • ‘Many months later, near the completion of my house officer training, I was working in a district general hospital a few hundred miles from my rural posting in the remote village.’
      • ‘As this tale opens, the 32-year old Leith, a decorated British army officer, is going by train to a provincial posting in occupied Japan.’
      • ‘Government doctors and health care officials abhor postings in rural areas.’
      • ‘Unless a steady flow of finances can be assured, doctors and any other professionals will continue to turn down postings to rural areas.’
      • ‘While all her male batchmates were given comfortable postings within Kolkata city, Goel was posted quite a distance away.’
      • ‘His first posting was to County Kildare and before taking up duty in Monasterevin he served in Naas, Kilcullen, Carbury and Castledermot.’
      • ‘A departing police commander who spearheaded a string of crime-fighting partnerships during a temporary posting in York has urged people in the city to keep working together.’
      • ‘Then came promotion to chief manager of Victoria central zone's business district, and a posting to New York as Executive Vice President, Americas.’
      • ‘Country postings are usually for four year terms, but can be extended into a fifth year.’
      • ‘It should help to both retain officers and make law-abiding Surrey an attractive posting.’
      • ‘But despite the cost in human life the posting has never caught the public imagination in the way much more minor flare ups in the world's political hotspots have.’
      • ‘In fact, it is generally considered that postings in these under-developed areas are punishments.’
      • ‘But underneath the play is the brooding menace of the occupying forces who could rip people's lives apart with the threat of concentration camps or postings to the Russian front.’

Pronunciation

posting

/ˈpəʊstɪŋ/

Main definitions of posting in English

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posting2

noun

  • A piece of writing, image, or other item of content published online, typically on a blog or social media website or application.

    ‘Internet service providers can't be held liable for defamatory postings’
    • ‘Internet postings in news groups also drew attention to the promo, she said.’
    • ‘E-mail lists, Web-site postings, instant messaging, blogs and other mechanisms can create a virtual firestorm in a matter of hours.’
    • ‘Free e-mail services are commonplace on the Internet while newsgroups and message postings are likewise available at no cost.’
    • ‘Start posting your public key at the bottom of e-mails and newsgroup postings, so that strangers who are interested in your points can e-mail your privately.’
    • ‘‘Spam’ e-mail and postings on Internet community forums solicited money for victims' families.’

Pronunciation

posting

/ˈpəʊstɪŋ/