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Definition of "division of labour" [division of labour]

  • The separation of work into different categories or tasks; each category or task being carried out by different groups of workers. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "division of labour" in a sentence
  • "I am quite aware that this principle is not openly admitted in assigning to woman her share of the world's work – that, on the contrary, the results of its application are explained away on the theory that there is a "natural" division of labour between the two sexes."
  • "The division of labour which has but few inconveniences in decorative works becomes fatal in works of a "lyric" or familiar nature, and which are only valuable in so far as the artist endows them with his personality."
  • "A further division of labour was made by Benedict XIV (Decree, "Inclyta Fratrum", 1743); at present the companion preaches to the papal household, and a Capuchin preaches to the pope and to the cardinals."