Location vs Occupation - What's the difference?

location | occupation |


As nouns the difference between location and occupation

is that location is a particular point or place in physical space while occupation is an activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.

location

Noun

(en noun)
  • A particular point or place in physical space.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
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  • An act of locating.
  • * 1886 November 12, Joseph Church Helm, opinion, Pelican & Dives Min. Co. ''v.'' Snodgrass'', reprinted in, 1887, , volume 12, page 207 [http://google.com/books?id=1ss-AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA207&dq=location]:
  • The Ontario tunnel was not located in pursuance of the law relating to tunnel-sites. Lewis failed to follow up his discovery of mineral therein with any effort whatever towards completing the statutory location of a mining claim.
  • (South Africa) An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.
  • * 2011 , Dennis Brutus, Bernth Lindfors, The Dennis Brutus Tapes: Essays at Autobiography (page 188)
  • It is the sounds of apartheid, of the townships, the locations

    Synonyms

    * (a place) place

    Derived terms

    * geolocation

    Anagrams

    * ----

    occupation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.
  • The act, process or state of possessing a place.
  • The control of a country or region by a hostile army.
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    Synonyms

    * (activity with which one occupies oneself) profession, vocation, interest, employment