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Dictionary definition for: Occupation

1. (n) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he''s not in my line of business"

2. (n) the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power

3. (n) any activity that occupies a person''s attention; "he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"

4. (n) the act of occupying or taking possession of a building; "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"

5. (n) the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied; "during the German occupation of Paris"

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