Pronunciation: (plās'munt), [key]
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.
a. the placing of the ball on the ground in attempting a place kick.
b. the position of the ball.
c. a place kick.
d. 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.
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