bookwork

or book-work

[boo k-wurk]
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noun

work or research that requires studying or reading, as distinguished from laboratory experimentation or the like.
bookkeeping or other paperwork necessary to the running of a business.
Printing. work on books or pamphlets, as distinguished from work on newspapers.

Origin of bookwork

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

noun

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