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social work

noun

: the work done by someone who works for a government or private organization that helps people who have financial or family problems

Full Definition of SOCIAL WORK

:  any of various professional activities or methods concretely concerned with providing social services and especially with the investigation, treatment, and material aid of the economically, physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged
social worker noun

Examples of SOCIAL WORK

  1. She is doing social work.
  2. He has a job in social work.

First Known Use of SOCIAL WORK

1890

social work

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOCIAL WORK

:  any of various professional services, activities, or methods concretely concerned with the investigation, treatment, and material aid of the economically, physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged

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