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noun

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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OTHER WORDS FROM short time

short-time, adjective
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short time

short-time working


noun

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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