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part time

[ pahrt-tahym ]
/ ˈpɑrt ˈtaɪm /
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noun
a period of time that is less than full time: Thirty-five hours a week is still considered part time.Abbreviations: PT, P/TCompare full time.
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Origin of part time

First recorded in 1890–95

Other definitions for part time (2 of 2)

part-time
[ adjective pahrt-tahym; adverb pahrt-tahym ]
/ adjective ˈpɑrtˌtaɪm; adverb ˈpɑrtˈtaɪm /

adjective
employed to work, used, expected to function, etc., less than the usual or full time: a part-time clerk.
lasting, requiring, or being in force only a part of the time: part-time employment; part-time jobs.
adverb
on a part-time basis: to work part-time.
Compare full-time.

Origin of part-time

First recorded in 1890–95; adj., adv. use of part time
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British Dictionary definitions for part time

part-time

adjective
for less than the entire time appropriate to an activitya part-time job; a part-time waitress
adverb part time
on a part-time basishe works part time
Compare full-time

Derived forms of part-time

part-timer, noun
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