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workday

[wurk-dey] /ˈwɜrkˌdeɪ/
noun
1.
a day on which work is done; working day.
2.
the part of a day during which one works.
3.
the length of time during a day on which one works:
a seven-hour workday.
adjective
4.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English werkday, Old English weorcdæg. See work, day
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  • His kingship was conspicuous by its workday homespun.
  • Or routines for different parts of your workday whether you work at home or elsewhere.
  • At the end of the workday, computers tag along with us in cellphones and music players.
  • The fact is, people with a higher education can contribute to the workday world in positive ways.
  • There are some people who cannot disconnect or choose not to disconnect a the end of the workday for whatever reason.
  • Many began the workday earlier or switched to night shifts.
  • No one needs the entire workday to look and interview for a new job.
  • We get the sense of an indiscriminate intellectual curiosity that can't be contained by the routines of the workday.
  • And it converts automatically to a pillow during the frequent and sudden naps that litter the workday of the professional thinker.
  • But from this inchoate, messy movement emerged a central demand: an eight-hour workday.
British Dictionary definitions for workday

workday

/ˈwɜːkˌdeɪ/
noun
1.
the usual US term for working day
adjective
2.
another word for workaday

working day

noun
1.
a day on which work is done, esp for an agreed or stipulated number of hours in return for a salary or wage
2.
the part of the day allocated to work: a seven-hour working day
3.
(often pl) (commerce) any day of the week except Sunday, public holidays, and, in some cases, Saturday
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