Definition of bookwork in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝okwərk/


1The activity of keeping records of accounts: the bookwork has a tendency to pile up if I don’t keep on top of it
More example sentences
  • Mr. Reidy said: ‘The Honorary Secretary has to do the normal bookwork with any small business.’
  • There were so many problems on top of brewing, selling and bookwork.
  • Get onto the numbers and the procedures, the checks, all the bookwork.
2The studying of textbooks, as opposed to practical work: he concentrates mainly on the flying, but the heavy bookwork is in there too
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  • She did three hours of bookwork in the study everyday, then moved onto her next lessons for an hour.
  • He decided to implement a new approach to Maori education by drawing energy into farming as well as bookwork.
  • Once done with my science worksheet and Advanced Algebra bookwork, I glanced at my clock and realized that it was only 8: 30.

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Syllabification: book·work

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