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homework

[hohm-wurk] /ˈhoʊmˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
schoolwork assigned to be done outside the classroom (distinguished from classwork).
2.
paid work done at home, as piecework.
3.
thorough preparatory study of a subject:
to do one's homework for the next committee meeting.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; home + work
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British Dictionary definitions for home work

homework

/ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
school work done out of lessons, esp at home
2.
any preparatory study
3.
work done at home for pay
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Word Origin and History for home work

homework

n.

1680s, "work done at home," as opposed to work done in the shop or factory, from home (n.) + work (n.). In sense of "lessons studied at home," it is attested from 1889.

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Slang definitions & phrases for home work

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