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half day

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhalf dayˈhalf day, half-day noun [countable]  HOLIDAYa day when you work or go to school either in the morning or the afternoon, but not all day Friday is my half day off.
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half dayUntil then, I, like many parents, thought there were two choices: half day or full day.She probably has one half day free per week, and then she will have to visit her parents, no doubt.
half-dayˈhalf-day adjective [only before noun]  a half-day event takes place in either the morning or the afternoon half-day courses on study skills
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half-dayThe half-day course on the Census introduces the problems but does not attempt to discuss them in depth.The half-day courses include two hours practical experience of firing and driving with full instruction on safety and how the engine works.Cost is $ 40 per person for the half-day excursions, and $ 70 for a full day, including lunch.In half-day kindergarten programs, school districts need only half the number of kindergarten teachers and kindergarten classrooms.Both the advantages and disadvantages of the half-day kindergarten seem to circle around the issues of time and expense.As I said before, I could go to half-day school here.Jurors resume their deliberations today after a half-day session Friday.This was usually in the form of one day or two half-day sessions.
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