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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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Examples from the web for bookwork
  • She also did a lot of farm work with us, from milking the cows to doing the bookwork.
  • The bookwork required to keep up with the frequent monthly payroll changes was quite noteworthy.
  • He performed well with much of the bookwork but did struggle with his practical skills.
  • She denied that she could have done bookwork or take phone messages because this was not work for which she was qualified.
British Dictionary definitions for bookwork

bookwork

/ˈbʊkˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
the keeping of accounts
2.
learning through the study of books rather than from practical experience
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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