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Contemporary with part-timer (4)

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temp

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'part-timer' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps there's an association between them I don't understand?

'contemporary with' is the wordplay.
'with' says the answer is hidden in the clue.
'TEMP' can be found hidden inside 'contemporary'.

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(Other definitions for temp that I've seen before include "Short-term office worker" , "Transitory office worker" , "relief" , "N on-permanent worker" , "Non-full time employee" .)

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