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’
    • ‘They are also allowed to take their families with them on overseas postings to places such as Germany.’
    • ‘In May 1963, as a 23-year-old wife of a serving RAF policeman, I accompanied my husband on an overseas posting to Cyprus.’
    • ‘I recall that the Claimant was keen to take up this post otherwise he would not have specifically requested this posting.’
    • ‘In the early days of his posting, Turkey seemed ‘a jewel of a country poised on the brink of greatness.’’
    • ‘Despite the nature of the business, the training school posting to Nowra is a popular one with an opportunity for unique work and travel.’
    • ‘Where this is happening, we need to know so that we can fill the correct positions and accurately record officers' actual postings.’
    • ‘His first major posting was as the BBC's Ireland correspondent in the early 1970s.’
    • ‘This couple, both successful and well educated, had returned from various postings overseas and were now very happy to be back home in Thailand.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The incident was unnerving enough to persuade the correspondent to request a change of posting.’
    • ‘While several hundred reservists have seen overseas service in recent years, they have been individual volunteers filling specific postings within the permanent forces.’
    • ‘Andy, her husband, is in the army and they have had several years of overseas postings.’
    • ‘A member may view purchase of a home in the locality of posting as more desirable than other forms of housing assistance.’
    • ‘Will you stop the practice of appointing ex cronies to plum overseas postings?’
    • ‘He has experienced a wide range of responsibilities during his political career, but his move to Hillsborough presents him with his toughest posting yet.’
    • ‘Of course, we'll cut their benefits, combat pay and make it difficult to ship their goods home from their overseas postings.’
    • ‘He said that people who have a passion for the job often return after postings to the mainstream military police.’
    • ‘These plans aim to provide soldiers with likely career paths well into the future, including possible postings and courses.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was something of an opportunist who took advantage of this posting to repair his finances.’
    • ‘Ironically, he carries some baggage to his new posting.’
    • ‘However, several of our recent overseas postings have failed with employees returning prematurely from abroad and leaving our organisation soon after.’
    • ‘Cheaper flights, gap years, online dating and the increasing expectation among employers that staff will accept postings abroad have all contributed to the trend.’
    • ‘His last active duty posting was as professor of military history at the School of Advanced Airpower Studies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He had several postings to the War Office and in 1958 he returned to regimental duty as second-in-command.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But schools across Colchester are only too aware of the impact of conflict and overseas postings on children from Army families.’
    • ‘Her first Army posting was as the Matron of the 2nd / 3rd Australian General Hospital.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Morain said the majority of the soldiers were on their first overseas postings.’
    • ‘He says he never regretted a minute of his decision to choose retirement over a Cable & Wireless posting to Beijing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The foreign posting was initially an adventure: an exotic voyage aboard a liner from Cobh, a new school, and a place in American university.’
    • ‘His posting is a distinct departure from his initial entry into the military.’
    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’
      • ‘In fact, it is generally considered that postings in these under-developed areas are punishments.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Country postings are usually for four year terms, but can be extended into a fifth year.’
      • ‘Unless a steady flow of finances can be assured, doctors and any other professionals will continue to turn down postings to rural areas.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It should help to both retain officers and make law-abiding Surrey an attractive posting.’
      • ‘His first posting was to County Kildare and before taking up duty in Monasterevin he served in Naas, Kilcullen, Carbury and Castledermot.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘While all her male batchmates were given comfortable postings within Kolkata city, Goel was posted quite a distance away.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It is specifically targeted at those travelling on holidays as opposed to members travelling on posting who are already in receipt of allowances.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Then came promotion to chief manager of Victoria central zone's business district, and a posting to New York as Executive Vice President, Americas.’
      • ‘Government doctors and health care officials abhor postings in rural areas.’

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’
    • ‘Free e-mail services are commonplace on the Internet while newsgroups and message postings are likewise available at no cost.’
    • ‘E-mail lists, Web-site postings, instant messaging, blogs and other mechanisms can create a virtual firestorm in a matter of hours.’
    • ‘Internet postings in news groups also drew attention to the promo, she said.’
    • ‘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/