case·​work | \ ˈkās-ˌwərk How to pronounce casework (audio) \

Definition of casework

: social work involving direct consideration of the problems, needs, and adjustments of the individual case (such as a person or family)

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Other Words from casework

caseworker \ ˈkās-​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce casework (audio) \ noun

Examples of casework in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s not just a DCFS problem; the private agencies that handle casework on behalf of DCFS also lack bilingual staff. Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, 1 Sep. 2021 That brawn is suggested by the casework and heft of this component, whose massively overbuilt chassis and internals weigh in at 64 pounds. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 9 July 2021 Like the original, the casework features a hairline silver aluminum finish with a black Alumite lower section. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 9 July 2021 Under the agreement, Ellison's office did secure funding for a new IT case management system that will refresh attorneys' abilities to do casework by computer while also creating a new database for regulating charities in the state. Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, 25 June 2021 Potential Islamist plots still make up around 69 percent of the Metropolitan Police’s counterterrorism casework, the force said, but right-wing cases account for 30 percent, and their proportion is growing. NBC News, 30 May 2021 The addition of high mass aluminum casework to the motor improves its damping for a steadier performance. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 9 May 2021 Through the window, downtown Houston sprawls around him, a bottomless pit of casework. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Apr. 2021 Benjamin Moore’s Black Door Green on the windows ties in the kitchen casework, which is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Waller Green. Lauren Jones, House Beautiful, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of casework

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of casework was in 1892

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“Casework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of casework

: the work done by a social worker to help fix the problems of a person or family


case·​work | \ ˈkā-ˌswərk How to pronounce casework (audio) \

Medical Definition of casework

: social work involving direct consideration of the problems, needs, and adjustments of the individual case (as a person or family in need of financial or psychiatric aid)

Other Words from casework

caseworker \ -​ˌswər-​kər How to pronounce casework (audio) \ noun

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