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noun

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.

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Origin of full time

First recorded in 1910–15

Definition for full time (2 of 2)

full-time
[ fool-tahym ]
/ ˈfʊlˈtaɪm /

adjective

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

on a full-time basis.

Origin of full-time

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for full time (1 of 2)

full time

noun

the end of a football or other matchCompare half-time

British Dictionary definitions for full time (2 of 2)

full-time

adjective

for the entire time appropriate to an activitya full-time job; a full-time student

adverb full time

on a full-time basishe works full time
Compare part-time

Derived forms of full-time

full-timer, noun
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