Definition of bookwork in English:



mass noun
  • 1The activity of keeping records of accounts.

    ‘the bookwork has a tendency to pile up if I don't keep on top of it’
    • ‘That will have to change if he is to return, and it will entail some creative bookwork.’
    • ‘Ben went on around the corner, having left his bookwork chores to call his sons to lunch.’
    • ‘Get onto the numbers and the procedures, the checks, all the bookwork.’
    • ‘There were so many problems on top of brewing, selling and bookwork.’
    • ‘Mr. Reidy said: ‘The Honorary Secretary has to do the normal bookwork with any small business.’’
    • ‘The new chairman proved during the next few weeks to be competent, but relied heavily on Andrew's procedural and bookwork knowledge.’
    • ‘She is company secretary of the development trust and that means a great deal of bookwork - some of it mind-bendingly complex.’
    • ‘I was doing bookwork on the computer when a car pulled up outside.’
    • ‘Sherry does the bookwork and shopping while Jerry manages the room.’
  • 2The studying of textbooks, as opposed to practical work.

    ‘he concentrates mainly on the flying, but the heavy bookwork is in there too’
    • ‘Question 3 was a bit gentler: 16 whole marks for bookwork (definitions and the augmenting path-search algorithm) and just 4 marks for an unseen question.’
    • ‘Once done with my science worksheet and Advanced Algebra bookwork, I glanced at my clock and realized that it was only 8: 30.’
    • ‘Mr. Sheridan left instructions for me to assign you bookwork.’
    • ‘He had already told them the day before that it was simply bookwork today.’
    • ‘You will all be assigned bookwork almost daily.’
    • ‘Curiosity about blackbirds led them to do a little bookwork.’
    • ‘He decided to implement a new approach to Maori education by drawing energy into farming as well as bookwork.’
    • ‘The course also involved extensive bookwork, including a range of subjects such as navigation, communication, knowledge of aerodromes, vectoring and air law.’
    • ‘Dellbec and I had to do reviews in science, so we basically did bookwork the entire time.’
    • ‘The single-sheet lecture notes took care of a bookwork question (three definitions), followed by a question about privileged mode, which I didn't fancy at all.’
    • ‘She did three hours of bookwork in the study everyday, then moved onto her next lessons for an hour.’
    • ‘Last year I heard that you didn't get that much time to actually act, this year this class is all acting, no bookwork or anything of that sort.’
    learning, education, schooling, work, academic work, book work, scholarship, tuition, research
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