- a period or schedule during which the number of working hours is reduced: The recession has put most of the manufacturing plants on short time.
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Examples from the Web for short time
Gov of top job creating state in US vs father of Obamacare and short-time Congresswoman from MN.The GOP’s Three to Beat
August 15, 2011
These have long been excellent schools; long before the days of the Short-Time.The Uncommercial Traveller
I am most grateful to you for accepting my short-time invitation.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
This rate, the company stated, was on short-time, unsecured paper.A Stake in the Land
Peter Alexander Speek
The first step is to cool off the blood which flows to the neck and head by short-time compresses on the neck and on the cervix.Valere Aude
Finally, the international movements of gold are enormously moved by the short-time rate of interest.The Value of Money
Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
- a system of working, usually for a temporary period, when employees are required to work and be paid for fewer than their normal hours per week due to a shortage of work
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