bookwork

or book-work

[ boo k-wurk ]
/ ˈbʊkˌwɜrk /

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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British Dictionary definitions for bookwork

bookwork

/ (ˈbʊkˌwɜːk) /

noun

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