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"full time" in British English

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full timenoun [U]

uk   us   UK
the end of a ​sportsmatch: The ​score was 2–2 at ​fulltime. Wilson ​headed in the ​equaliser just before the ​full-timewhistle.
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full-timeadjective, adverb

uk   us   /ˌfʊlˈtaɪm/
B1 (of ​work or ​education) done for the ​whole of a ​workingweek: a full-time job Most ​children in the UK ​remain in full-time ​education until they are at least 16 ​yearsold. She went back to ​work full-time when her ​youngestchild went to ​school. I'm a full-time ​studentright now.full-time job/activity an ​activity that uses a lot of ​yourtime: Renovating the ​kitchen is ​becoming a full-time ​job.

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(Definition of full time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"full-time" in American English

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full-timeadjective

 /ˈfʊlˌtɑɪm/
done for all the ​hourspeople usually ​work: She was a full-time ​student.
(Definition of full-time from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"full-time" in Business English

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full-timeadjective

uk   us   /ˌfʊlˈtaɪm/ (abbreviation FT)
HR, WORKPLACE for all the ​hours of the week that ​peoplenormallywork, not just for some of them: full-time job Holding down a full-time ​job when you've got three children is not ​easy.full-time employment The ​number of women in full-time ​employment has ​risen in the last few ​years. a full-time ​employee/​workerfull-time staff Only full-time ​staff will ​qualify for this ​benefit.full-time education There are ​concessions for ​people in full-time ​education.
full-time
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She went back to ​work full-time when her youngest child went to school.
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full timenoun [U]

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HR, WORKPLACE the ​amount of ​timespentworking that is considered ​normal for a ​person who has only one ​job: Full ​time for this ​job is 36 ​hours a week.
(Definition of full-time from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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