workweek

[wurk-week]
noun
the total number of regular working hours or days in a week.

Origin:
1920–25; work + week

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working week or esp (US and Canadian) workweek (ˈwɜːkˌwiːk)
 
n
the number of hours or days in a week actually or officially allocated to work: a four-day working week
 
workweek or esp (US and Canadian) workweek
 
n

workweek (ˈwɜːkˌwiːk)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): working week the number of hours or days in a week actually or officially allocated to work

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The average workweek lengthened by six minutes, a sign that business is picking
  up and companies may soon need to hire.
The normal workweek is now forty hours, whereas it used to be sixty-plus.
Welcome to the alternative workweek elections database.
The workweek is established by the employer and need not be the same as a
  calendar week.
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