from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Work paid for according to the number of units turned out.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Work done and paid for by measure of quantity, or by previous estimate and agreement, in contradistinction to work done and paid for by measure of time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Work done by the piece or job; work paid for at a rate based on the amount of work done, rather than on the time employed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of piece work.

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

  • noun work paid for according to the quantity produced


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