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flextime

[fleks-tahym]
noun
  1. a system of working that allows an employee to choose, within limits, the hours for starting and leaving work each day.
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Also flex·i·time [flek-si-tahym] /ˈflɛk sɪˌtaɪm/.

Origin of flextime

First recorded in 1970–75; flex2 + time
Related formsflex·tim·er, flex·i·tim·er, noun
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Word Origin and History for flextime

n.

1972, translating German Gleitzeit "sliding time." See flex + time (n.).

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