working hours

working hour

noun
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work-hour

[wurk-ouuhr, -ou-er]
noun
any of the hours of a day during which work is done, as in an office, usually between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Also, workhour, working hour.


Origin:
1840–50

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working hours

the proportion of a person's time spent at work. Hours of labour have declined significantly since the middle of the 19th century, with workers in advanced industrial countries spending far fewer hours per year in a given place of work than they did formerly.

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