part-time
part-time part-time adj. 1. Occupying less than the entire time appropriate to an activity; as, a part-time job. Opposed to {full-time}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Employed for less than the full time usually expended at a task or occupation; as, part-time employees; a part-time teacher. Opposed to {full-time}. Commonly, thirty-five hours per week or more is considered full-time, and less than 30 is part-time work. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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