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The hours or days worked in a week: a four-day workweek.
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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) US and Canadian the number of hours or days in a week actually or officially allocated to work. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): working week
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the total number of regular working hours or days in a week.
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Noun1.workweek - hours or days of work in a calendar weekworkweek - hours or days of work in a calendar week; "they worked a 40-hour week"
work time - a time period when you are required to work
calendar week, week - a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday
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