AskDefine | Define placement

Dictionary Definition



1 the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs" [syn: arrangement]
2 contact established between applicants and prospective employees; "the agency provided placement services"
3 the act of putting something in a certain place or location [syn: location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement]

User Contributed Dictionary



From place + -ment



  1. The act of placing or putting in place; the act of locating or positioning; the state of being placed.
  2. A location or position.
    It seems to me that the placement of that post could be better.
  3. The act of matching a person with a job
    The agency does not guarantee placement, but they work on commission.


The act of placing or putting in place
A location or position
The act of matching a person with a job

Extensive Definition

  • Placement (EDA), an essential step in electronic design automation
  • Placement exam, determines which class a student should take
  • Favored placement, the practice of preferentially listing search engine results for given sites
  • Job placement, a short time spent in a company to get work experience
  • Private placement, a direct offering of securities to a limited number of sophisticated institutional investors
  • Product placement, a promotional tactic used by marketers in which a real commercial product is used in fictional or non-fictional media
  • Public placement, see Initial public offering

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