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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·ploy·ment /ɪmˈplɔɪmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·ploy·ment n.
 1. The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed.
 2. That which engages or occupies; that which consumes time or attention; office or post of business; service; as, agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public employments; in the employment of government.
 Cares are employments, and without employ
 The soul is on a rack.   --Young.
 Syn: -- Work; business; occupation; vocation; calling; office; service; commission; trade; profession.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being employed or having a job; "they are
           looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the
           city" [syn: employ] [ant: unemployment]
      2: the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for
         employment"; "a lot of people are out of work" [syn: work]
      3: the act of giving someone a job [syn: engagement]
      4: the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic
         drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers" [syn: use,
          usage, utilization, utilisation, exercise]