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English definition of “contract”

contract

adjective [before noun]     /ˈkɒntrækt/ UK
WORKPLACE contract workers are paid by companies or other organizations to work on a particular job, but are not employees of those companies, organizations, etc.: Many contract workers provide services once handled in-house by the military. New and growing businesses often initially hire contract labor to prevent overstaffing and runaway overheads. contract computing staff → Compare freelance adjective
(Definition of contract adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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