preretirement

retirement

[ri-tahyuhr-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of retiring or the state of being retired.
2.
removal or withdrawal from service, office, or business.
3.
the portion of a person's life during which a person is retired.
4.
a pension or other income on which a retired person lives: His retirement is barely enough to pay the rent.
5.
withdrawal into privacy or seclusion.
6.
privacy or seclusion.
7.
a private or secluded place.
8.
Military. orderly withdrawal of a military force, according to plan, without pressure from the enemy.
9.
withdrawal of securities from the market by a corporation, as through payment at maturity, repurchase, or exchange.
adjective
10.
noting or pertaining to retirement: retirement pay.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Middle French; see retire, -ment

nonretirement, noun
postretirement, adjective
preretirement, adjective, noun
semiretirement, noun
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retirement (rɪˈtaɪəmənt)
 
n
1.  a.  the act of retiring from one's work, office, etc
 b.  (as modifier): retirement age
2.  the period of being retired from work: she had many plans for her retirement
3.  seclusion from the world; privacy
4.  the act of going away or retreating

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