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Definition of layoff noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    layoff

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈleɪɔf//
     
     
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  1. 1an act of making people unemployed because there is no more work left for them to do layoffs in the factory
  2. 2a period of time when someone is not working or not doing something that they normally do regularly an eight-week layoff with a broken leg