Definition of paperwork in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpāpərˌwərk/


1Routine work involving written documents such as forms, records, or letters: I need to catch up on some paperwork
More example sentences
  • The whole scheme is designed to keep paperwork and bureaucracy to a minimum and I hope that between us we will do a better job in less time.
  • The survey showed paperwork and bureaucracy as the biggest causes of stress for teachers and school managers.
  • A high workload and masses of paperwork have been blamed for scores of dentists going private over the last decade.
1.1Written documents such as forms, records, or letters.
Example sentences
  • So next week they will go through routine paperwork, sign up to a code of conduct and even get e-mail addresses.
  • Campbell was also ruled to have distributed paperwork purporting to be internal party documents.
  • Contractors returning to consultancy work should make sure they've got their paperwork in order.

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Syllabification: pa·per·work

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