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English definition of “just-in-time”

just-in-time

adjective uk   /ˌdʒʌst.ɪnˈtaɪm/ (also JIT) us  
A just-in-time system of manufacturing (= producing goods) is based on preventing waste by producing only the amount of goods needed at a particular time, and not paying to produce and store more goods than are needed.Industry and industrial processes
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