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Noun: occupation  ,ó-kyu'pey-shun
  1. What someone normally does to earn money; a person's profession, work, or trade
    "he's not in my line of occupation";
    - business, job, line of work, line
  2. (military) the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
    - military control
  3. Any activity that occupies a person's attention
    "he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
  4. The act of occupying or taking possession of a building
    "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal";
    - occupancy, moving in
  5. The period of time during which a place, position or nation is occupied
    "during the German occupation of Paris"

Derived forms: occupations

Type of: acquiring, activity, getting, period, period of time, social control, time period, time span

Encyclopedia: Occupation