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
These days, it's run by a couple of ex-Manhattanites whose part-time rural
  hobby snowballed into a full-time career.
When he returned, he began to withdraw from his full-time involvement in the
  firm.
Making sure the panels always face the sun is pretty much a full-time task.
We have seen patients literally on their deathbed return to full-time
  employment.
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