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Meaning of bookwork

book•work

Pronunciation: (book'wûrk"), [key]
— n.
  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. work on books or pamphlets, as distinguished from work on newspapers.
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