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casual

adjective
 
 
/ˈkæʒjuəl/ US   /ˈkæʒuəl/
HR used to describe work that is not permanent, or workers that are not employed permanently but only when a company needs them: casual employee/worker/labourer Most casual workers are paid by the day or hour.casual work/jobs/labour After leaving school she had a range of casual jobs. She does not intend necessarily to give up work but may work on a casual basis.
WORKPLACE casual clothes are informal: casual clothes/dress/attire Research shows that 90% of US companies now allow casual dress regularly. The style of dress in the office could best be described as business casual rather than formal.
(Definition of casual adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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