Meaning of “sabbatical” in the English Dictionary

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"sabbatical" in American English

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sabbaticalnoun [ C/U ]

us /səˈbæt̬·ɪ·kəl/

time away from work given to college or university teachers, esp. to study, write, or travel:

[ U ] Professor Logan will be on sabbatical this term.

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"sabbatical" in Business English

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sabbaticalnoun [ C or U ]

uk /səˈbætɪkəl/ us also sabbatical leave

HR, WORKPLACE a period during which an employee can take time away from work to study or travel:

take a sabbatical The team's technical director might take a year's sabbatical next season.
on sabbatical Gray is on sabbatical as he finishes his dissertation at IU.
When he obtained funding for six months' sabbatical leave, he chose to visit a centre specializing in the disease.
a sabbatical year/month/period

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