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occupation

 
Noun occupation has 5 senses
  1. occupation, business, job, line of work, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     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
    Derived form: verb occupy8
  2. occupation, military control - the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
    --2 is a kind of social control
    Derived form: verb occupy7
  3. occupation - any activity that occupies a person's attention; "he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
    --3 is a kind of
    activity
    Derived forms: verb occupy5, verb occupy2, verb occupy8
  4. occupation, occupancy, taking possession, moving in - the act of occupying or taking possession of a building; "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
    --4 is a kind of acquiring, getting
    --4 has particulars: preoccupancy, preoccupation
    Derived forms: verb occupy1, verb occupy3
  5. occupation - the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied; "during the German occupation of Paris"
    --5 is a kind of
    time period, period of time, period
    Derived forms: verb occupy1, verb occupy4, verb occupy6
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