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English definition of “24-hour society”

24-hour society

noun [S]    
a modern society in which people can buy goods, work, go to restaurants, etc. all night and all day: The 24-hour society, with its increasing demand for people to work outside office hours, could have negative influences on health.
(Definition of 24-hour society noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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