full time

noun
the number of hours in a period, as a day, week, or month, considered customary for pursuing an activity, especially working at a job: The factory now operates on full time.
Compare part time.


Origin:
1910–15

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full-time

[fool-tahym]
adjective
1.
working or operating the customary number of hours in each day, week, or month: a full-time housekeeper; full-time production. Compare part-time.
adverb
2.
on a full-time basis.

Origin:
1895–1900

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full time
 
n
Compare half-time the end of a football or other match

full-time
 
adj
1.  for the entire time appropriate to an activity: a full-time job; a full-time student
 
adv
2.  on a full-time basis: he works full time
 
full-'timer
 
n

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Word Origin & History

full time
also fulltime, full-time, 1898; full-timer is attested from 1868; see full (adj.) + time.
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Example sentences
We lived up there for another two and a half years, pretty much full time for
  the last year.
The grid still needs to be backed with full time power production.
Trying to keep everyone talking while trying to keep him alive because of his
  total lack of remorse or fear, is a full time job.
One guy in the village had a full time job smearing sticky sap on tree branches
  frequented by the birds.
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