Definition of occupation

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1. The period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied.
During the German occupation of Paris.
2. Any activity that occupies a person's attention.
He missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game.
3. The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
4. The act of occupying or taking possession of a building.
5. The control of a country by military forces of a foreign power.
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He found Mr Hobbs reading the newspaper, which was his favourite occupation, and he approached him with a grave step.
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Other more sophisticated computer software was able to record demographic data like age, gender, occupation and spending habits.
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“Lord!” she said, while engaged in these occupations. “A great nobleman! A lord! A count! Who would have ever doubted it?”
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What is Mr Clarke’s occupation?
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What is Mr Allen’s occupation?
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So we will not accept Russia’s occupation of Crimea or its violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty.
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Almost all the boarders in that house got up late, except two travelling salesmen, a book-keeper and a priest, who arose early through love of their occupations, and an old gentleman who did so through habit or for reasons of hygiene.
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and the lack of occupation in these interminable afternoons which hitherto had been employed so delightfully, compelled him to haunt the neighborhood of the unoccupied palace where the government had just established
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Argensola had found a new occupation even more exciting than marking out on the map the manoeuvres of the armies.
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His only visible occupation was to wind the seven or eight clocks of the house and to regulate them when they got out of order,—an event of common occurrence.
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