piece rate

piece rate
noun
: the price per unit of production paid to a pieceworker

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compensation based on a worker's quantitative output or production, usually an agreed sum per article of work turned out.
[1890-95]

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piece rate noun
A fixed rate paid according to the amount of work done
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Main Entry:piece

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piece rate UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular piece rate plural piece rates]
a rate of pay by which you get a particular amount of money for each piece of work that you complete rather than for the amount of time it takes to do it
Thesaurus: wages and salariessynonym extra payments and benefits in addition to wageshyponym

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piece rate,
the rate of payment for piecework; payment by the amount or piece of work done, not by the time worked.

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n. a rate of payment for piecework

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ˈpiece rate f19 [piece rate] noun
an amount of money paid for each thing or amount of sth that a worker produces

Slow workers on piece rates simply took home less pay.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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