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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.
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1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a dismissal; redundancy
2. a period of inactivity
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1. the act of dismissing employees, esp. temporarily.
2. a period of enforced unemployment.
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|Noun||1.||layoff - the act of laying off an employee or a work force|
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noun unemployment, firing (informal), sacking (informal), dismissal, discharge The closure will result in layoffs of an estimated 2000 employees.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
layoff[ˈleɪɒf] n → licenciement m
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