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bookwork

or book-work

[ book-wurk ]

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.


bookwork

/ ˈbʊkˌwɜːk /

noun

  1. the keeping of accounts
  2. learning through the study of books rather than from practical experience


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bookwork1

1840–50; book + work; compare Old English bōcweorc study, independently formed from same elements

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Example Sentences

At the present time this "deckel-edge" paper is being quite extensively used in high-class bookwork.

Large orders of needlework are executed, but the mornings are devoted to bookwork.

The little block is best adapted for bookwork, and is interesting as showing the quality obtained by reduction.

Handwork takes more time than bookwork, and children evolve plans but slowly.

A specimen pamphlet of bookwork, with prices, a complete Author's Guide, sent post free for 4d.

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