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lay·off

 (lā′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. The act of suspending or dismissing an employee, as for lack of work or because of corporate reorganization.
2. A period of temporary inactivity or rest.

layoff

(ˈleɪɒf)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a dismissal; redundancy
2. a period of inactivity

lay•off

(ˈleɪˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

n.
1. the act of dismissing employees, esp. temporarily.
2. a period of enforced unemployment.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.layoff - the act of laying off an employee or a work forcelayoff - the act of laying off an employee or a work force
closedown, shutdown, closing, closure - termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"

layoff

noun unemployment, firing (informal), sacking (informal), dismissal, discharge The closure will result in layoffs of an estimated 2000 employees.
Translations

layoff

[ˈleɪɒf] nlicenciement m
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