Meaning of “piecework” in the English Dictionary

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"piecework" in American English

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pieceworknoun [ U ]

us /ˈpisˌwɜrk/

work for which the amount of pay depends on the number of items completed rather than the time spent making them

(Definition of “piecework” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"piecework" in Business English

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pieceworknoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpiːswɜːk/ us HR

work that is paid at a fixed rate based on the amount done rather than the time it takes to do the job:

She spent a month doing piecework in a shoe factory.
The consultant was paid on a piecework basis.
piecework pay/rates

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

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