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English definition of “piece rate”

piece rate

noun [C]     HR
a way of paying for work that is based on a fixed rate for a particular amount done rather than the time it takes to do the job : They employed workers in developing countries and paid them on a piece rate .
piece-rate adjective [before noun]
(Definition of piece rate noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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