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Meaning of placement

place•ment

Pronunciation: (plās'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of placing.
  2. the state of being placed.
  3. the act of an employment office or employer in filling a position.
  4. location; arrangement: the placement of furniture.
  5. Jones made 43 consecutive placements last season.
    1. the placing of the ball on the ground in attempting a place kick.
    2. the position of the ball.
    3. a place kick.
    4. a score made by a place kick:Jones made 43 consecutive placements last season.
  6. (in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) a winning shot in which the ball or shuttlecock is so hit that one's opponent is unable to return it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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