"Exploitation of equipment"?

makhtubi

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bulgarian
Is that expression still used today? I'm asking since I've met exploit most often in the meaning of 'abuse' (like in human trafficking and forced labor)..
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    You’re quite right. Most people, I think, if asked the meaning of the word “exploit”, would understand it as a negative action.

    So while it’s perfectly correct to use “exploitation” to mean, for example, putting a new product or technology into practical use, it would perhaps be wise to only do so if that meaning is crystal clear.
     
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