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[ri-kroot-muh nt] /rɪˈkrut mənt/
the act or process of recruiting.
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.
1815-25; recruit + -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for recruitment
  • 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.
  • Despite the school's recruitment efforts, they were a small minority.
  • Now, at a time of high recruitment and retention rates, those enlistees are coming up for re-enlistment and promotion.
  • Some of them have to do with candidate-recruitment patterns.
  • In reality, in many studies with human subjects, recruitment issues and high costs result in low sample sizes.
  • By killing them, they have a valid reason for recruitment.
  • The level of recruitment, however, is still below what would be expected in good economic times.
Word Origin and History for recruitment

1795, from recruit (v.) + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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recruitment in Medicine

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

  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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