- a thorough medical diagnostic examination including laboratory tests and x-rays.
- a tentative plan or proposal.
Origin of workup
First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase work up
- an undesirable deposit of ink on a surface being printed, caused by the forcing into type-high position of quads or other spacing material.
Origin of work-up
noun use of verb phrase work up
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- A thorough medical examination for diagnostic purposes.
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