Definition of layoff noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    layoff

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    NAmE//ˈleɪɔf//
     
     
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  1. 1 an act of making people unemployed because there is no more work left for them to do layoffs in the factory
  2. 2 a 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