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piecework

[pees-wurk] /ˈpisˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work done and paid for by the piece.
Compare timework.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; piece + work
Related forms
pieceworker, noun
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Examples from the web for piecework
  • Wages paid on a piecework basis are usually higher than hourly wages.
  • Some work on an hourly base rate plus piecework incentive.
  • Payment for labor services has evolved from simple piecework pay to sophisticated contractual compensation packages.
  • Wages may be paid on the basis of piecework or a percentage of the profits.
  • Report the actual number of hours worked by employees paid by commission or by piecework.
British Dictionary definitions for piecework

piecework

/ˈpiːsˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
work paid for according to the quantity produced Compare timework
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Word Origin and History for piecework
n.

also piece-work, 1540s, from piece (n.) + work (n.).

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