Meaning of “office hours” in the English Dictionary

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"office hours" in British English

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office hoursnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌɒf.ɪs ˈaʊəz/ us /ˌɑː.fɪs ˈaʊrz/

the hours during the day when people who work in offices are usually at work:

I'll have to do it outside/out of (= before or after) office hours.
Their phone lines are only open during office hours.

US the times during the day when you can go to see a doctor, dentist, professor, etc. at his or her office:

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(Definition of “office hours” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"office hours" in Business English

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office hoursnoun [ plural ]

uk us

WORKPLACE the hours during the day when people who work in offices are usually at work:

Some tax offices do not keep mailboxes open outside office hours.
The company provided social events for workers to encourage them to get together out of office hours.
They don't follow normal office hours.

(Definition of “office hours” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)