sabbatical sab‧bat‧i‧cal [səˈbætɪkl] noun [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES
a period of time when someone, especially someone in a university teaching job, stops doing their usual work in order to work in business, to study, or travel:

• He spent his sabbatical from Stanford University studying computer applications in finance.

— sabbatical adjective :

• She's on sabbatical leave.

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sabbatical UK US /səˈbætɪkəl/ noun [C or U] (also sabbatical leave)
HR, WORKPLACE a period during which an employee can take time away from work to study or travel: take a sabbatical »

The team's technical director might take a year's sabbatical next season.

on sabbatical »

Gray is on sabbatical as he finishes his dissertation at IU.


When he obtained funding for six months' sabbatical leave, he chose to visit a centre specializing in the disease.


a sabbatical year/month/period

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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