Occupation meaning

ŏk'yə-pā'shən
An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.
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Occupation is your job or the way you spend your time or one country maintaining a military presence in another.

An example of occupation is when you are a doctor or a lawyer.

An example of occupation is when the United States maintains military troops in Iraq to keep control and order.

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An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces.
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That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business.
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The act, process or state of possessing a place.
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The control of a country or region by a hostile army.
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Origin of occupation

  • Middle English occupacioun from Old French occupacion from Latin occupātiō occupātiōn- from occupātus past participle of occupāre to occupy occupy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English occupacioun, from Middle French occupation, from Latin occupatio.
    From Wiktionary