a period of time that is less than the usual or full time. Cf. full time.
Pronunciation: ( —adj.pärt'tīm"; —adv.pärt'tīm'),[key] —adj. 1. employed to work, used, expected to function, etc., less than the usual or full time: a part-time clerk. 2. lasting, requiring, or being in force only a part of the time: part-time employment; part-time jobs.
—adv. on a part-time basis: to work part-time. Cf. full-time.