Business Dictionary :
Working, Workforce, Workload,
Workman and Workplace
Working : adjective :
(a) (person) who works
• The working population of a country
= partner who works in a partnership
= group of experts who study a problem
• The government set up a working party to examine the problem of computers in schools.
(b) referring to work
= capital in cash and stocks needed for a company to be able to work
= general state of the place where people work (if it is hot, noisy, dark, dangerous, etc.)
The Normal Working Week
= the usual number of hours worked per week
• Even though he is a freelance, he works a normal working week.
: all the workers (in an office or factory)
: amount of work which a person has to do
• He has difficulty in coping with his heavy workload.
: man who works with his hands
: Plural is workmen.
: to calculate
• He worked out the costs on the back of an envelope.
• He worked out the discount at 15%.
• She worked out the discount on her calculator.
• He is working out his notice. (He is working during the time between resigning and actually leaving the company.)
: place where you work
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