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division of labournoun [U]

UK (US division of labor) uk   us  
a way of ​organizingwork, ​especially making things, so that ​particulartypes of ​work are done by ​particularpeople: Society is ​challenging the ​traditionalsexualdivision of ​labour.
(Definition of division of labour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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division of labournoun [U or S]

UK ( US division of labor) uk   us   ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT
a way of ​organizingwork, especially making things, so that it is done as a set of ​separateprocesses by different ​people or ​groups: By encouraging ​cooperation between ​departments, the ​company is ​challenging the traditional ​division of ​labour within the ​organization. a ​globaldivision of ​labour between ​developed and ​developing countries
(Definition of division of labour from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Traditional) 分工…
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