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noun
  1. 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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Related formsshort-time, adjective
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Related Words for short time

moment, second, breath, breathing, instant, shake, flash, twinkling, jiffy, crack, min, MO, sec

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Historical Examples of short time

  • These have long been excellent schools; long before the days of the Short-Time.

  • 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

    Louis Dechmann

  • Finally, the international movements of gold are enormously moved by the short-time rate of interest.

    The Value of Money

    Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.


British Dictionary definitions for short time

short time

short-time working

noun
  1. 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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