a period of time that is less than the usual or full time. Cf. full time.
1. employed to work, used, expected to function, etc., less than the usual or full time: a part-time clerk.
2. lasting, requiring, or being in force only a part of the time: part-time employment; part-time jobs.
on a part-time basis: to work part-time. Cf. full-time.
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