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  Definition of occupation
  1. the act of occupying or taking possession of a building; "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
  2. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he''s not in my line of business"
  3. any activity that occupies a person''s attention; "he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
  4. the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
  5. the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied; "during the German occupation of Paris"
Similar Words: occupancy, taking possession, moving in, business, job, line of work, line, military control

 

Hyponyms: preoccupancy, preoccupation, sport, farming, land, game, biz, career, calling, vocation, employment, work, appointment, position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation, treadmill, salt mine, trade, craft, profession, metier, medium, accountancy, accounting, photography, catering

 

Derivational Morphology: inhabit, occupy, reside, lodge in, absorb, engross, engage, concern, interest, worry, busy, invade, fill, take, use up

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 职业   Dutch: bezigheid  
Finnish: ammatti   French: occupation  
German: Beschäftigung   Greek: απασχόληση  
Hungarian: foglalkozás   Italian: occupazione  
Japanese: 仕事   Korean: 직업  
Kurdish: pîşe   Portuguese: ocupação  
Russian: занятие   Spanish: ocupación  
Swedish: sysselsättning  
 
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