Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A quantity of labor reckoned in units of time.

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Examples

  • Raising the value of basic necessities effectively lowers wages, but this does not change the value of those commodities (whether expressed in labor-time, money, or even grain).

    skzbrust: TWoN Book 3 Chapter 5

  • Other forms of labor (ie, with a machine that multiplies the efficiency of labor, or with highly skilled labor) could then be expressed in terms of simple labor-time.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • Raising the value of basic necessities effectively lowers wages, but this does not change the value of those commodities (whether expressed in labor-time, money, or even grain).

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • This would imply to me that there is some multiplier, or, putting it another way, that there is or ought to be the concept of simple labor-time, in which exchange value is expressed.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • This would imply to me that there is some multiplier, or, putting it another way, that there is or ought to be the concept of simple labor-time, in which exchange value is expressed.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • Other forms of labor (ie, with a machine that multiplies the efficiency of labor, or with highly skilled labor) could then be expressed in terms of simple labor-time.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • But that's a matter of utility as well: the pleasure in performing didn't change, but recordings required less effort, less practice — less labor-time — and convenience comparatively won out.

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  • But that's a matter of utility as well: the pleasure in performing didn't change, but recordings required less effort, less practice — less labor-time — and convenience comparatively won out.

    Stimulus package

  • The constitution of the natural man probably does not permit him to shorten his labor-time and enlarge his consuming-time indefinitely.

    I'll Take My Stand

  • Maybe the one thing you could do that WoW does is a simple but earthquaking shift: the labor-time that it takes to go from level 49 to 50 is not markedly longer than the labor-time it takes to go from 21 to 22.

    MMOGs and Mulligans

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