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hourly

[ouuh r-lee, ou-er-] /ˈaʊər li, ˈaʊ ər-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, occurring, or done each successive hour:
hourly news reports.
2.
computed or totaled in terms of an hour; using an hour as a basic unit of reckoning:
hourly wages.
3.
hired to work for wages by the hour:
hourly workers.
4.
frequent; continual.
adverb
5.
every hour; hour by hour.
6.
at each hour or during every hour.
7.
frequently; continually.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see hour, -ly
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Examples from the web for hourly
  • So go online and be willing to check back on an hourly basis because rates will change.
  • No amount of toys or treats will make her happier than a brisk, hourly walk by your side.
  • Some of the short-term forecasting models are run hourly while other models are run every six hours or twice a day.
  • But that doesn't mean you should start downing double espressos hourly.
  • They were tested hourly for either wakefulness or motor skills.
  • Yet average hourly wages jumped almost four per cent in the past year.
  • The average hourly wage was sixteen dollars and fifty cents.
  • Utilities now use algorithms to predict demand a day ahead and then schedule hourly changes to power generation.
  • Participants must have an electric meter that records usage in hourly increments.
  • Coastal factories are increasing hourly payments to workers.
British Dictionary definitions for hourly

hourly

/ˈaʊəlɪ/
adjective
1.
of, occurring, or done every hour
2.
done in or measured by the hour: we are paid an hourly rate
3.
continual or frequent
adverb
4.
every hour
5.
at any moment or time
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Word Origin and History for hourly

late 15c. (adv.); 1510s (adj.), from hour + -ly (2).

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