part-time ˌpart-ˈtime adjective JOBS
someone who has a part-time job only works for part of the week:

• The forestry projects will generate part-time and seasonal employment.

• He provides scientific expertise on a part-time basis.

— compare flexitime, full-time
— part-time adverb :

• 31% of women work part-time.

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part-time UK US /ˌpɑːtˈtaɪm/ adjective HR, WORKPLACE
for only some of the hours of the week that people normally work, not all of them: »

I am retiring in May but will continue doing some self-employed part-time work.


a part-time job


More and more people are setting up part-time businesses at home.


He will stay on at the company as a part-time consultant.


She has returned to work on a part-time basis.

part-time adverb

Many people prefer to work part-time.

Compare FULL-TIME(Cf. ↑full-time)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • part-time — adj. 1. Occupying less than the entire time appropriate to an activity; as, a part time job. Opposed to {full time}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Employed for less than the full time usually expended at a task or occupation; as, part time employees; a part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • part-time — S3 adj [only before noun] someone who has a part time job works for only part of each day or week ▪ a part time job ▪ women wishing to return to work on a part time basis >part time adv ▪ She wants to work part time after she s had the baby.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • part-time — adjective ** done for only part of the time that an activity is usually performed: a part time job a. doing part time work or study: a part time student/worker ╾ ,part timer noun count ╾ ,part time adverb: She works part time at the nursery. ─… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • part time — / pɑ:taim/, it. /par taim/ (o part time) locuz. ingl. (propr. tempo parziale ), usata in ital. come agg., avv. e s.m. ■ agg. [di attività che impegna per metà, o circa, della giornata lavorativa: lavoro part time ] ▶◀ a tempo parziale. ◀▶ a… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • part time — part ti·me loc.s.m.inv., loc.agg.inv., loc.avv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS burocr. 1a. loc.s.m.inv., rapporto di lavoro che prevede un orario ridotto rispetto al normale orario settimanale: richiedere, ottenere il, un part time Sinonimi: tempo… …   Dizionario italiano

  • part-time — adv. For less than the usual full time appropriate to an activity; on a part time basis; as, to sell real estate part time. Opposed to {full time}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • part-time — n. A working schedule occupying less than full time, i.e. less than 35 hours per week. Syn: part time. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • part-time — (adj.) also parttime, 1891, from PART (Cf. part) (n.) + TIME (Cf. time) …   Etymology dictionary

  • part time — /parˈtaim, ingl. ˈpɑːtˌtaɪm/ [vc. ingl., propr. «mezzo (part) tempo (time)»] A loc. agg. inv. e avv. a tempo parziale, a metà tempo CONTR. a tempo pieno, full time (ingl.) B loc. sost. m. inv. tempo parziale, metà tempo CONTR. tempo pieno, full… …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • part-time — (izg. pȃrt tȃjm) m DEFINICIJA razg. radno vrijeme kraće od punog; honorarno radno vrijeme ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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