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’
    • ‘There were so many problems on top of brewing, selling and bookwork.’
    • ‘Sherry does the bookwork and shopping while Jerry manages the room.’
    • ‘Ben went on around the corner, having left his bookwork chores to call his sons to lunch.’
    • ‘Mr. Reidy said: ‘The Honorary Secretary has to do the normal bookwork with any small business.’’
    • ‘She is company secretary of the development trust and that means a great deal of bookwork - some of it mind-bendingly complex.’
    • ‘Get onto the numbers and the procedures, the checks, all the bookwork.’
    • ‘That will have to change if he is to return, and it will entail some creative bookwork.’
    • ‘I was doing bookwork on the computer when a car pulled up outside.’
    • ‘The new chairman proved during the next few weeks to be competent, but relied heavily on Andrew's procedural and bookwork knowledge.’
  • 2The studying of textbooks, as opposed to practical work.

    ‘he concentrates mainly on the flying, but the heavy bookwork is in there too’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once done with my science worksheet and Advanced Algebra bookwork, I glanced at my clock and realized that it was only 8: 30.’
    • ‘She did three hours of bookwork in the study everyday, then moved onto her next lessons for an hour.’
    • ‘Curiosity about blackbirds led them to do a little bookwork.’
    • ‘You will all be assigned bookwork almost daily.’
    • ‘The course also involved extensive bookwork, including a range of subjects such as navigation, communication, knowledge of aerodromes, vectoring and air law.’
    • ‘He had already told them the day before that it was simply bookwork today.’
    • ‘He decided to implement a new approach to Maori education by drawing energy into farming as well as bookwork.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dellbec and I had to do reviews in science, so we basically did bookwork the entire time.’
    • ‘Mr. Sheridan left instructions for me to assign you bookwork.’
    • ‘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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