part-time Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “part-time” in the English Dictionary

"part-time" in British English

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part-timeadverb, adjective

uk   /ˌpɑːtˈtaɪm/  us   /ˌpɑːrt-/
B1 If you ​work part-time or do part-time ​work, you ​work for only some of the ​day or the ​week: a part-time ​job After my ​children were ​born I ​decided to go part-time.
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(Definition of part-time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"part-time" in American English

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part-timeadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpɑrtˈtɑɪm/
(of an ​activity or ​work) done for ​periods of ​timeshorter than the ​usualhours or ​schedule: She got a part-time ​jobworking three ​days a ​week. Joe ​works part-time.
noun [C]  us   /ˈpɑrtˈtɑɪ·mər/
We have a ​full-timestaff of three, ​plus two part-timers.
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"part-time" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˌpɑːtˈtaɪm/ HR, WORKPLACE
for only some of the ​hours of the week that ​peoplenormallywork, not all of them: I am ​retiring in May but will continue doing some ​self-employed part-time ​work. a part-time ​job More and more ​people are setting up part-time ​businesses at ​home. He will ​stay on at the ​company as a part-time ​consultant. She has ​returned to ​work on a part-time ​basis.
Many ​people prefer to ​work part-time.
(Definition of part-time from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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