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full-time

[foo l-tahym] /ˈfʊlˈtaɪm/
adjective
1.
working or operating the customary number of hours in each day, week, or month:
a full-time housekeeper; full-time production.
Compare part-time.
adverb
2.
on a full-time basis.
Origin of full-time
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900

full time

noun
1.
the number of hours in a period, as a day, week, or month, considered customary for pursuing an activity, especially working at a job:
The factory now operates on full time.
Compare part time.
Origin
First recorded in 1910-15
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  • When he was in the late twenties he decided to become a full-time writer.

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  • When he was in his late twenties he decided to become a full-time writer.

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  • In 1920 it was incorporated and a full-time manager employed.

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  • This was the original model, they've never gone into production on girls like her full-time.

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British Dictionary definitions for full-time

full-time

adjective
1.
for the entire time appropriate to an activity: a full-time job, a full-time student
adverb
2.
on a full-time basis: he works full time
Compare part-time
Derived Forms
full-timer, noun

full time

noun
1.
the end of a football or other match Compare half-time
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Word Origin and History for full-time

full time

also fulltime, full-time, 1898; full-timer is attested from 1868; see full (adj.) + time.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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