seasonal

seasonal
seasonal sea‧son‧al [ˈsiːznəl] adjective
1. seasonal adjustment/​ change/​variation etc COMMERCE adjustments you make or changes that happen because of the situation during a particular period of the year, that is not typical of the rest of the year:

• Unemployment figures were down during the summer months, even after seasonal adjustment.

2. seasonal business/​employment/​workers etc COMMERCE HUMAN RESOURCES happening or needed only at a particular time of year:

• Thousands of agricultural laborers arrive to do seasonal work on American farms.

— seasonally adverb :

• France's seasonally adjusted foreign trade deficit

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seasonal UK US /ˈsiːzənəl/ adjective
relating to, available, or happening during a particular period of the year: »

a seasonal employee/worker

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a seasonal business/job

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seasonal demand/employment/work

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seasonal crops/fruit/products

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Chefs are recruited on a seasonal basis.

seasonal adjustment/change/variation — Cf. seasonal variation

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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