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oc·cu·pa·tion

(ok'yū-pā'shŭn)
The activity that constitutes the social contribution one makes, for which some sort of compensation may generally be received.
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occupation

(ok″yŭ-pā′shŏn)
1. Any goal-directed pursuit in which one works for a wage, salary, or other income.
2. Any goal-directed use of time.
3. Any activity or pursuit in which one is engaged outside one's work, e.g., a hobby or sport.

secondary occupation

Employment in addition to that for which one is primarily hired.
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At this occupation I did a good deal; but, somehow, I was not quite satisfied, and so finally abandoned it.
Moreover, my occupations have been always made to chime in with the ordinary habitudes of my fellowmen.
Cut & Comeagain, and set up in the Eye-Sore line by myself -- one of the most lucrative, respectable, and independent of the ordinary occupations.
My father made no reproach in his letters and only took notice of my science by inquiring into my occupations more particularly than before.
For myself, I know no station in which, the occupation of to-day cheerfully done and the occupation of to-morrow cheerfully looked to, any one of these pursuits is not most humanising and laudable.
For some little time, she persisted in the monotonous occupation of transferring her clothes from her trunk to the wardrobe.
He once yearned so frightfully for that occupation, and it was so welcome when it came; no doubt it relieved his pain so much, by substituting the perplexity of the fingers for the perplexity of the brain, and by substituting, as he became more practised, the ingenuity of the hands, for the ingenuity of the mental torture; that he has never been able to bear the thought of putting it quite out of his reach.
And will you have a work better done when the workman has many occupations, or when he has only one?
Now those things in which a city should be one are of different sorts, and in preserving an alternate reciprocation of power between these, the safety thereof consists (as I have already mentioned in my treatise on Morals), for amongst freemen and equals this is absolutely necessary; for all cannot govern at the same time, but either by the year, or according to some other regulation or time, by which means every one in his turn will be in office; as if the shoemakers and carpenters should exchange occupations, and not always be employed in the same calling.
Our first finding is that occupations provide a significant amount of information on workers' wages in the cross section--average wages of occupations vary significantly: Even when we divide occupations into only 22 occupation categories, the highest average wage (legal) is nearly three times the lowest average wage (food preparation and serving).
Damascus, SANA_ Attempts of the United States and the Israeli occupation entity to change the legal and demographic status of the occupied Syrian Golan are doomed to failure.
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