• WordNet 3.6
    • n placement contact established between applicants and prospective employees "the agency provided placement services"
    • n placement the act of putting something in a certain place
    • n placement the spatial property of the way in which something is placed "the arrangement of the furniture","the placement of the chairs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart
    • Placement Position; place.
    • Placement The act of placing, or the state of being placed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' head enables it to see all four feet at one time.
    • n placement A putting, placing, or setting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Placement placing or setting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. placement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. platea, a broad street—Gr. plateia, a street—platys, broad.


In literature:

The effort included the placement of a two-page spread in the Sunday New York Times.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
It was a severe grueling of nerves, but his judgment of placement was good.
"The Voice on the Wire" by Eustace Hale Ball
The temporary positions used to outnumber the permanent placements; at present the reverse is true.
"Mobilizing Woman-Power" by Harriot Stanton Blatch
There was perhaps one chance in three of making a goal from placement; a drop-kick was out of the question.
"Behind the Line" by Ralph Henry Barbour
If your tone placement is correct, and you are making the right effects, they will carry equally in a large space.
"Vocal Mastery" by Harriette Brower
The Girls' Vocation Bureau, for the placement of girls and women in wage-earning employment, has been in operation about six years.
"Wage Earning and Education" by R. R. Lutz
Segregation also promoted inefficiency in the placement of black Marine units.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
It was third down, with three to go, and again Burrage tried a placement.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The first cut, as at B, gives a starting point for the next cut or placement of the chisel.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Such data are extremely valuable in making wise placements, but are difficult of access for an outside agency.
"The Making of a Trade School" by Mary Schenck Woolman
We are Lunar Projects Placement.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Every officer arrives sooner or later at the point where he has a direct hand in the placement of men.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Delmar added the point after touch down by a kick from placement, giving her an early lead of 7 to 0.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
In view of the vague placement on the maps it is scarcely worth while to insist upon the precise location.
"The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California" by S. F. Cook
Charge sponsors to modify the plans and target different product placements to different users.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Their relations are expressed by their location only (placement).
"The Philosophic Grammar of American Languages, as Set Forth by Wilhelm von Humboldt" by Daniel G. Brinton
At the heading, the liquid was poured into cylindrical cartridges for placement in the holes.
"Tunnel Engineering. A Museum Treatment" by Robert M. Vogel
Movement grows out of the placement and displacement of volumes.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
A suggested placement is in late Archaic and early Woodland times.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron
At the heading, the liquid was poured into cylindrical cartridges for placement in the holes.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous

In news:

Artcoustic's Spitfire Monitor and Subwoofer were designed for ideal placement behind acoustically transparent video screens.
The groom usually comes in toward the end to give his final approval, and to check on the placement of the text and information.
Advanced Placement science students at Musselman High School took Friday morning to display their efforts in examining fuel alternatives.
Its product placement team must have been ecstatic.
The soundbar adjusts to placement on a wall (mounting brackets are included) or, in my case, on a table after adding snap-on rubber feet.
I never really experimented with where the ideal placement for speakers and sub would be.
Simpson, Slaughter and May Advise on $630 Million Swire Share Placement.
In this episode, Joe identifies the improper placement of a service drop on top of a roof.
How companies can make a splash in the big-money world of TV product placement--without spending a dime.
At Cardozo High School in DC, Frazier O'Leary's advanced placement students are studying "A Mercy," the newest Toni Morrison novel.
1 Breast development may result if male-to-female transsexuals undergo hormone re-placement therapy or sex reassignment surgery.
The East Grand Rapids City Commission has agreed to a variance for a trash bin placement that will allow Starbucks in Gaslight Village to keep all of its parking spaces.
Beaumont's iRule Dance Studio brought home two national team titles, as well as several individual placements, from the LA DanceMagic competition in Irvine, Calif, last month.
Aside from outright mechanical failure, the most common problems encountered with anchor windlasses are due to their placement.
In "Buy Like Bond" (Week in Review, Oct 27), you state that "product placement is nothing new".

In science:

A further template-placement requirement is also worth mentioning.
Optimum Placement of Post-1PN GW Chirp Templates Made Simple at any Match Level via Tanaka-Tagoshi Coordinates
The current release of GRASP implements a similar procedure, resulting into a relatively straightforward template placement algorithm.
Optimum Placement of Post-1PN GW Chirp Templates Made Simple at any Match Level via Tanaka-Tagoshi Coordinates
This happened for all the runs we performed, regardless of the initial mass ratio, binary separation, stellar mass and radius, placement of the black hole boundary, or the form of the pseudo-Newtonian potential used.
The swallowing of a quark star by a black hole
For other processes including continuum placement, we use URAN software (Yushchenko 1998).
About the chemical composition of delta Scuti - the prototype of the class of pulsating variables
We note that we use the term TREE because there is a natural bijection between placements of k − 1 balls into k bins satisfying TREE and trees on k vertices.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
Since one can get from any placement to any other placement via a series of these moves, the two sides of (1.5) must differ by a constant.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
Let YT , YU be the placement of a single ball in these two distributions.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
In the unconditioned placement of balls the probability that either mL > ln4 k or mR > ln4 k was o(1).
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
Hence, in the conditioned placement of balls the probability that either mL > ln4 k or mR > ln4 k is still o(1).
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
We say that placement of balls is normal if |mL − µL | < ω√L and |mR − µR | < ω√L.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
With probability ∼ 2ε2 , the event TREE occurs and the placement is normal.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
Now the probability of a placement not being normal is o(ε2 ) and so may be ignored.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
We say that a placement of balls is L′ -normal if |mL′ − µL′ | < ω ′√L′ and |mR′ − µR′ | < ω ′√L′ .
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
We have a two-parameter family of complex structures on Σ′ , Σ′ (σ, τ ), where σ denotes the conformal structure on the annulus in the connected sum region, and τ parameterizes the placement of the feet of the one-handles wi (τ ) and zi (τ ).
Holomorphic disks and link invariants
The remaining summands of type B (and their precise placement) are determined by the Alexander polynomial of L.
Holomorphic disks and link invariants