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bookwork

[boo k-wurk] /ˈbʊkˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work or research that requires studying or reading, as distinguished from laboratory experimentation or the like.
2.
bookkeeping or other paperwork necessary to the running of a business.
3.
Printing. work on books or pamphlets, as distinguished from work on newspapers.
Also, book-work.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; book + work; compare Old English bōcweorc study, independently formed from same elements
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British Dictionary definitions for book work

bookwork

/ˈbʊkˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
the keeping of accounts
2.
learning through the study of books rather than from practical experience
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