division-labor

division of labor

noun Economics.
a production process in which a worker or group of workers is assigned a specialized task in order to increase efficiency.

Origin:
1770–80

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division of labor definition


Dividing a job into many specialized parts, with a single worker or a few workers assigned to each part. Division of labor is important to mass production.

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