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piece rate

noun
1.
compensation based on a worker's quantitative output or production, usually an agreed sum per article of work turned out.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples for piece rate
  • The method of payment, whether by time, a piece rate or by the job.
  • piece rate or piecework is defined as work paid for according to a set rate per unit.
  • Each forwarded piece generates an address correction and a postage charge for the single piece rate.
  • Failure to maintain records on non-exempt salaried or piece rate employees.
British Dictionary definitions for piece rate

piece rate

noun
1.
a fixed rate paid according to the quantity produced
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