working day

noun
1.
the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage.
2.
a day ordinarily given to working (distinguished from holiday ).
3.
the daily period of hours for working.

Origin:
1525–35

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working-day

[wur-king-dey]
adjective
workaday; everyday.

Origin:
1470–80

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working day or esp (US) workday
 
n
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 plural) commerce any day of the week except Sunday, public holidays, and, in some cases, Saturday
 
workday or esp (US) workday
 
n

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Example sentences
They do not monitor every moment of every working day.
Many also prefer not to prolong their working day by networking after hours.
The artist begins each working day by reviewing her press clippings.
But for many businesses, especially government ones, productivity plummets as
  the working day shortens by two or three hours.
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