• 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

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