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"working life" in British English

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working lifenoun

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  • working life noun (MACHINE)

[C usually singular] the ​completeamount of ​time for which a ​machine can be ​expected to ​operate: The ​workinglife of most ​vehicles can be ​increased if they are ​servicedregularly.
(Definition of working life from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"working life" in Business English

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working lifenoun

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[C] WORKPLACE the ​years of your ​life that you ​spendworking and ​earningmoney: She ​spent her entire ​workinglife at the same ​bank.during/throughout/in sb's working life The ​paygap that many women suffer during their ​workinglives becomes a vast ​pensiongap in later ​life.
[C or U] WORKPLACE the ​time that someone ​spends at ​work, rather than at ​home: For many ​people, the boundary between ​home and ​workinglife is becoming ​increasingly blurred. The ​aim of the ​research is to ​improve the ​quality of ​workinglife.
[C or U] the ​period of ​time during which a ​machine, ​building, etc. ​operates or can be used ​effectively: We are exploring ways of ​extending the workinglives of nuclearpowerstations.
(Definition of working life from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “working life”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, (一生的)工作时间,工作生涯…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, (一生的)工作時間,工作生涯…
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