to dismiss from employment
   Not being sent to work away from the plant or office:
    ... despite the fact that your company is doing rather well, you have been sacked or, rather, 're-engineered', 'downsized', 'unassigned', 'proactively outplaced' or 'put in the mobility pool'. (Sunday Telegraph, 27 October 1996)

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  • outplace — /owt plays /, v.t., outplaced, outplacing. 1. to provide outplacement for. 2. to displace; supplant: Suburban shopping malls outplaced urban department stores in many cities. [1925 30; OUT + PLACE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • outplace — /ˈaʊtpleɪs/ (say owtplays) verb (t) (outplaced, outplacing) to find a position for (an employee) with another business or organisation. –outplacement, noun –outplacement, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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  • outplaced — See outplace. * * * …   Universalium

  • outplacement — [ autplasmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1986; mot angl. amér. ♦ Aide au reclassement professionnel d un cadre licencié. Cabinet d outplacement. ● outplacement nom masculin Technique visant à la recherche d un nouvel emploi pour des salariés en cours de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • replace — [v] take the place of; put in place of alter, back up, change, compensate, displace, fill in, follow, front for*, give back, mend, oust, outplace, patch, pinch hit for*, put back, reconstitute, recoup, recover, redeem, redress, reestablish,… …   New thesaurus

  • supersede — [v] take the place of; override abandon, annul, desert, discard, displace, forsake, oust, outmode, outplace, overrule, reject, remove, replace, repudiate, set aside, succeed, supplant, supplement, suspend, take over, usurp; concepts 128,141 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

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