division of labor

noun phrase

Definition of division of labor

: the breakdown of labor into its components and their distribution among different persons, groups, or machines to increase productive efficiency

First Known Use of division of labor

1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Division of labor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/division%20of%20labor. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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