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division of labour

noun [U] UK (US division of labor) uk   us  
a way of organizing work, especially making things, so that particular types of work are done by particular people: Society is challenging the traditional sexual division of labour.
Translations of “division of labour”
in Chinese (Traditional) 分工…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分工…
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