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working hour

noun
1.

work-hour

[wurk-ouuh r, -ou-er] /ˈwɜrkˌaʊər, -ˌaʊ ər/
noun
1.
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
1840-1850
1840-50
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Encyclopedia Article for working hours

hours of labour

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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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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