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full-timeadjective

/ˈfʊlˌtɑɪm/
done for all the hours people usually work: She was a full-time student.
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full timenoun [U]

uk   /ˌfʊl ˈtaɪm/ us   /ˌfʊl ˈtaɪm/ UK
the end of a sports match: The score was 2–2 at full time. Wilson headed in the equaliser just before the full-time whistle.
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full-timeadjective, adverb

uk   /ˌfʊlˈtaɪm/ us   /ˌfʊlˈtaɪm/
B1 (of work or education) done for the whole of a working week: a full-time job Most children in the UK remain in full-time education until they are at least 16 years old. She went back to work full-time when her youngest child went to school. I'm a full-time student right now.
full-time job/activity
an activity that uses a lot of your time: Renovating the kitchen is becoming a full-time job.

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"full-time" in Business English

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full-timeadjective

uk   /ˌfʊlˈtaɪm/ us   abbreviation FT
HR, WORKPLACE for all the hours of the week that people normally work, not just for some of them: full-time job Holding down a full-time job when you've got three children is not easy.full-time employment The number of women in full-time employment has risen in the last few years. a full-time employee/workerfull-time staff Only full-time staff will qualify for this benefit.full-time education There are concessions for people in full-time education.
full-time
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She went back to work full-time when her youngest child went to school.
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full timenoun [U]

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HR, WORKPLACE the amount of time spent working that is considered normal for a person who has only one job: Full time for this job is 36 hours a week.
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