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division of labour

noun [U or S] UK ( US division of labor)
 
 
ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT
a way of organizing work, especially making things, so that it is done as a set of separate processes by different people or groups: By encouraging cooperation between departments, the company is challenging the traditional division of labour within the organization. a global division of labour between developed and developing countries
Translations of “division of labour”
in Chinese (Traditional) 分工…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分工…
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