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1An appointment to a job, especially one abroad or in the armed forces.‘he requested a posting to Japan’
position of employment, position, post, situation, place, appointment, posting, placement, day jobView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘The foreign posting was initially an adventure: an exotic voyage aboard a liner from Cobh, a new school, and a place in American university.’
- ‘Her first Army posting was as the Matron of the 2nd / 3rd Australian General Hospital.’
- ‘In the early days of his posting, Turkey seemed ‘a jewel of a country poised on the brink of greatness.’’
- ‘His first major posting was as the BBC's Ireland correspondent in the early 1970s.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A member may view purchase of a home in the locality of posting as more desirable than other forms of housing assistance.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He was something of an opportunist who took advantage of this posting to repair his finances.’
- ‘His posting is a distinct departure from his initial entry into the military.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘His last active duty posting was as professor of military history at the School of Advanced Airpower Studies.’
- ‘The incident was unnerving enough to persuade the correspondent to request a change of posting.’
- ‘His last and possibly most challenging posting was as the Project Director for the HQ Australian Theatre project.’
- ‘He says he never regretted a minute of his decision to choose retirement over a Cable & Wireless posting to Beijing.’
- ‘Despite the nature of the business, the training school posting to Nowra is a popular one with an opportunity for unique work and travel.’
- ‘Ironically, he carries some baggage to his new posting.’
- 1.1 The location of an appointment to a job.‘Norway was an attractive posting because of its quality of life’
- ‘It is specifically targeted at those travelling on holidays as opposed to members travelling on posting who are already in receipt of allowances.’
A message, link, image, etc., posted to an online location such as a blog, social media website, or forum.‘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.’
- ‘‘Spam’ e-mail and postings on Internet community forums solicited money for victims' families.’
- ‘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.’
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