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social work

noun
1.
organized work directed toward the betterment of social conditions in the community, as by seeking to improve the condition of the poor, to promote the welfare of children, etc.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Related forms
social worker, noun
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  • They are over-represented in health and social work, finance and the hotel and restaurant trade.
  • One student, he says, switched his major from pre-med to social work.
  • Students majoring in business, education, and social work did not.
British Dictionary definitions for social work

social work

noun
1.
any of various social services designed to alleviate the conditions of the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children
Derived Forms
social worker, noun
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