Commentary: EMPLOYMENT[+event] The quality of a person who has a job; the state of working. Often used in specific phrases such as "in the employment of". Something that can begin and end. Also refers to abstract concepts such as statistics.
I'm currently in the employment of Mr. Smith.
A thousand people are currently out of employment.
The employment of unskilled workers is expected to decrease in the next ten years.
My employment as a tour guide ended last month.
They sent him a flyer advertising employment opportunities.
You were given employment in the government.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: A specific occupational position. Refers only to the job itself; not something that can begin and end.
What's your current employment?
Well, I have no employment right now.
He was having problems finding a satisfying employment.
He was given an employment within the government.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: EMPLOYMENT[+event] The act of giving someone a job. A one-time event.
His application for employment was rejected.
Intelli-Soft's employment of John was a decision they soon came to regret.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: EMPLOYMENT[+event] The usage of something, not in an occupational sense; the deployment or the act of using.
Cutting the paper was much easier after the employment of scissors.
He warned against the employment of narcotic drugs for recreation.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4