Part of speech: noun

One's regular or immediate business; the state of being busy; occupancy.

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Usage examples "occupation":

  1. " Permit me to see the lad at his occupation," said he. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. I should think your occupation would be fascinating. - "The Firing Line", Robert W. Chambers.
  3. The study of authorities at first hand, to which he had given so much of his own time, he regarded as the work of a few, and as occupation for later years. - "The Life of Froude", Herbert Paul.