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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The hours or days worked in a week: a four-day workweek.

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  • n. The range of days of the week that are normally worked

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hours or days of work in a calendar week

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Examples

  • As part of a plan by the new Democratic majority to create the impression of frenzied hard work, the House has also boosted its workweek from a bankerly three days to five, and the Senate has trimmed its other spring break — two weeks in April — by half.

    Calendar

  • Chinese law says that the standard workweek is 40 hours, so this means a lot of overtime, which is included in the pay rates above.

    China Makes, The World Takes

  • Ask anyone who actually owns a business: Trying to guarantee the number of hours in a workweek is like trying to capture smoke.

    A sad bunch « BuzzMachine

  • He says that the fun of using his LEGO time tracker is a big advantage — we do use systems we enjoy using — but that co-workers coming to your place and disassembling your workweek is the one disadvantage.

    Track Your Time with LEGO Bricks | Lifehacker Australia

  • He says that the fun of using his LEGO time tracker is a big advantage—we do use systems we enjoy using—but that co-workers coming to your place and disassembling your workweek is the one disadvantage.

    Track Your Time with LEGO Bricks | Lifehacker Australia

  • The workweek is a maximum 35 hours, and almost half of those older than 55 are no longer in the workforce.

    News - latimes.com

  • As bad as this is, there is enough misery to go around, as only later in the article we learn that even people who have jobs are feeling the pinch, and "The average work week in March dropped to 33.2 hours" which is down 17\% from the standard 40-hour workweek, which is, in case you were wondering, "a new record low".

    Asia Times Online

  • Remaining city workers in general-fund departments will be reduced to a 32-hour workweek, which is in effect a 20 percent pay cut.

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  • Meeting for lunch during the workweek is a good choice - the date can't go too long because you have to get back to the office. eMail (will not be published) (required)

    EveryJoe

  • There's a couple of things in the latest jobs data that we see that is forward looking and one is the average workweek which is a record low.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2009

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