Layoff definition

lāôf, -ŏf
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(UK, soccer) A short pass that has been rolled in front of another player for them to kick.
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The act of laying off; esp., temporary unemployment, or the period of this.
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A dismissal of employees from their jobs because of tightened budgetary constraints or work shortage (not due to poor performance or misconduct).
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A period of time when someone is unavailable for work.
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The act of suspending or dismissing an employee, as for lack of work or because of corporate reorganization.
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A period of temporary inactivity or rest.
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Noun

Singular:
layoff
Plural:
layoffs