Main definitions of casework in US English:

: casework1casework2

casework1

noun

  • Social work directly concerned with individuals, especially that involving a study of a person's family history and personal circumstances.

    • ‘Even when I was a full-time professor, I still did the casework so that I could move between two different worlds.’
    • ‘Mr. Hadzi assumed the casework for the family on December 2000.’
    • ‘Since then police have interviewed hundreds of witnesses and the gathered evidence has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service casework directorate in York.’
    • ‘She had personally verified about 2,000 casualties through painstaking casework, although she knew these were just the tip of the iceberg.’
    • ‘Social work staff say they are overburdened with casework and worried about not being able to give heroin addicts in the drug court enough support.’
    • ‘What I hope to do in the next few weeks, if elected, is to use the notes I have made and set aside time to work on each case study, in a similar fashion to how casework was approached when I worked for an MP.’
    • ‘With the casework approach these people are not treated as though they are a burden on society.’
    • ‘I frequently hear privately the ideas on the importance of casework of many individuals, some of whom have a great passion for their subject matter.’
    • ‘Mr McFarlane said: ‘A lot of our casework is down to dysfunctional families and lack of parental supervision.’’
    • ‘The number of pregnancy-related discrimination cases against employers has doubled in the past 12 months and now account for 10% of all Equality Authority casework files.’
    • ‘First, we wanted to establish ourselves in the ward, to represent people and effectively deal with casework.’
    • ‘The charges follow a joint investigation by West Yorkshire police and the Crown Prosecution Service casework directorate.’
    • ‘I have enjoyed helping people and the casework but I haven't enjoyed the politics.’
    • ‘Recent listed buildings casework has included industrial and domestic buildings and a Georgian bridge.’
    • ‘Direct action casework has brought victories in winning social benefits, fighting evictions, stopping deportations and winning back pay.’
    • ‘The most urgent area of casework is generally on the arrests front.’
    • ‘The relatively few children placed by the Washington Children's Home Society, the state's major social agency, had incomplete records that testified to inferior casework.’
    • ‘Using evidence from our listed buildings casework, we pointed out that pressure on listed agricultural and industrial buildings is far higher than on listed buildings as a whole, and this is getting worse for the industrial heritage.’
    • ‘They finally got an entirely new computer system based on casework needs and realities rather than the antiquated rubbish that had been passed on to them by the Government of the time.’

Pronunciation

casework

/ˈkeɪsˌwərk//ˈkāsˌwərk/

Main definitions of casework in US English:

: casework1casework2

casework2

noun

  • The decorative outer case protecting the workings of a complex mechanism such as an organ or harpsichord.

    • ‘We offer carts, cabinets, and laminate and stainless steel casework to fit your surgical service needs.’
    • ‘He favors mortise-and-tenon joinery for his casework, frame-and-panel door construction, and dovetails at the front and back of each drawer.’
    • ‘The lab spaces of the Triangle Biotechnology Center are furnished with modular, Scandinavian-designed casework.’
    • ‘Window mullions were rebuilt, and birch plywood casework that handsomely echoes the 1950s was installed.’
    • ‘But it's also used for lids and even for the sides of casework.’
    • ‘Furniture-mounted uprights or fixtures built into hard partitions or casework are other possibilities.’
    • ‘Other successes on the project include low-emissivity, double-insulated glass and elimination of volatile organic compounds in paints, adhesives, and casework substrate.’
    • ‘We will have to restore all the mahogany casework and we will have to provide quite a lot of new pipes.’
    • ‘Early installations involved the construction of custom desks and casework to house the then bulky equipment.’
    • ‘A key question should be: do the end users want a view from their labs to the exterior, or will the labs be located on the interior, with wall space used for casework and equipment?’
    • ‘This put intolerable strains on the casework, the string tension trying to pull the wrest plank closer to the soundboard.’
    • ‘Both the casework and the graphics system are moveable and reconfigurable, so that a variety of exhibits can be accommodated.’
    • ‘In addition, there may be a collection of more specialized tools that are related to a particular trade - a scrollsaw for someone who cuts intricate patterns or a heavy mortising machine for someone who does a lot of casework.’

Pronunciation

casework

/ˈkeɪsˌwərk//ˈkāsˌwərk/