recruitment

[ri-kroot-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act or process of recruiting.
2.
Physiology. an increase in the response to a stimulus owing to the activation of additional receptors, resulting from the continuous application of the stimulus with the same intensity.

Origin:
1815–25; recruit + -ment

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recruit (rɪˈkruːt)
 
vb
1.  a.  to enlist (men) for military service
 b.  to raise or strengthen (an army, navy, etc) by enlistment
2.  (tr) to enrol or obtain (members, support, etc)
3.  to furnish or be furnished with a fresh supply; renew
4.  archaic to recover (health, strength, spirits, etc)
 
n
5.  a newly joined member of a military service
6.  any new member or supporter
 
[C17: from French recrute literally: new growth, from recroître to grow again, from Latin recrēscere from re- + crēscere to grow]
 
re'cruitable
 
adj
 
re'cruiter
 
n
 
re'cruitment
 
n

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recruitment re·cruit·ment (rĭ-krōōt'mənt)
n.

  1. An abnormal disproportionate sensation of loudness felt in response to sounds of increasing intensity.

  2. The activation of additional motor neurons in response to sustained stimulation of a given receptor or afferent nerve.

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Example sentences
They call it education, but it is really recruitment.
Employers can take advantage of the firm's recruitment services.
Typically graduate recruitment and training does not dwell on postgraduation
  job prospects.
It generally does unless recruitment levels aren't satisfactory.
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