[ UK /ˌɒkjʊpˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɑkjəˈpeɪʃən/ ]
  1. any activity that occupies a person's attention
    he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game
  2. the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
    occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal
  3. the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
  4. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    he's not in my line of business
  5. the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied
    during the German occupation of Paris
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How To Use occupation In A Sentence

  • It was a beautiful wooden skiff, with a little outboard motor, perfect for his part-time second occupation of working a few pots to catch crustacea to sell to local pubs and restaurants.
  • Observing the affected knee may reveal dystrophic changes, alteration of skin color, calluses related to kneeling or occupational abuse of the knee, scars, scratches, or rashes.
  • The effect would be a level of military involvement that would serve to collapse the distinction between inspection and invasion/occupation.
  • Eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa, are characterised by morbid preoccupation with weight and shape and manifest through distorted or chaotic eating behaviour.
  • The preoccupation with the problem of evil, asserts Nietzsche, enervates the human spirit.
  • A second preoccupation evident in these papers is responsibility, and what could roughly be described as the ethical dimension of conceptualisation.
  • Their main preoccupation for the next few months will be acorns, their main winter food. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hello there, can we please have your age, occupation, where you are from and where you are now?
  • This pattern was repeated during WWII, during German occupation, and later by successive Communist regimes.
  • We won't wear "bloomers," or make any attempt to imitate you in our dress, manners, or occupations; we will do nothing to offend the most fastidious, we will be women still. The Womans Advocate
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