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working life

noun uk   us  

working life noun (PERSON)

[C] the part of a person's life when they do a job or are at work: His entire working life was spent with the same firm.

working life noun (MACHINE)

[C usually singular] the complete amount of time for which a machine can be expected to operate: The working life of most vehicles can be increased if they are serviced regularly.
Translations of “working life”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, (一生的)工作時間,工作生涯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, (一生的)工作时间,工作生涯…
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