flexitime
flexitime flex"i*time`, flextime flex"time` flex time flex" time`, n. [short for flexible time.] A system of scheduling working hours in places of employment, which allows employees to arrive at and leave work at times of their own choice, providing that they work the required number of hours and usually requiring that they be present during certain hours, called core time.

Note: Certain workers prefer to arrive early and leave early, and others prefer to arrive late and leave late. Flex time is a way to accommodate such preferences, presumably improving employee morale, and also helps reduce traffic congestion during commmuting times. [PJC]


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  • flexitime — flex‧i‧time [ˈfleksɪtaɪm] , flex‧time [ˈflekstaɪm] noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES a system in which people work a fixed number of hours each week or month, but can change the times at which they start and finish each day: • Just about… …   Financial and business terms

  • flexitime — (N. Amer. also flextime) ► NOUN ▪ a system allowing some flexibility as to when workers put in their allotted hours …   English terms dictionary

  • flexitime — [[t]fle̱ksitaɪm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Flexitime or flextime is a system that allows employees to vary the time that they start or finish work, provided that an agreed total number of hours are spent at work. (in AM, use flextime) …   English dictionary

  • flexitime — noun see flextime …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flexitime — flex·i·time (flĕkʹsĭ tīm ) n. See flextime. * * * …   Universalium

  • flexitime — noun An arrangement that allows employees to set their own working hours within agreed limits; normally must include certain periods (core time) when they must be at work …   Wiktionary

  • flexitime — flex|i|time [ˈfleksitaım] n BrE flex|time [ˈflekstaım] AmE [U] a system in which people work a particular number of hours each week or month, but can change the times at which they start and finish each day …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flexitime — n. flextime, flexible work hours, work hours which may be changed according to need …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flexitime — (N. Amer. also flextime) noun a system allowing employees some flexibility as to when they work their allotted hours …   English new terms dictionary

  • flexitime — BrE, flex.time AmE noun (U) a system in which people work a fixed number of hours each week or month, but can change the times at which they start and finish each day …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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