It should be stressed that there are no standard terms for describing the various aspects of shift work. Instead there are a variety of terms that vary from organization to organization. Moreover, frequently different words are used to describe the same thing, and often they are used interchangeably.

The list that follows is by no means comprehensive. However, it does cover most of the terms in common use. It highlights those words and phrases that have two, or more meanings, and instances where different words or phrases are used to describe the same thing.

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