homework

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noun home·work \ˈhōm-ˌwərk\

Definition of homework

  1. 1 :  piecework done at home for pay

  2. 2 :  an assignment given to a student to be completed outside the regular class period

  3. 3 :  preparatory reading or research (as for a discussion or a debate)

Examples of homework in a sentence

  1. She started her algebra homework.

Circa 1683

First Known Use of homework

circa 1683


HOMEWORK Defined for English Language Learners

homework

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noun home·work \ˈhōm-ˌwərk\

Definition of homework for English Language Learners

  • : work that a student is given to do at home

  • : research or reading done in order to prepare for something


HOMEWORK Defined for Kids

homework

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noun home·work \ˈhōm-ˌwərk\

Definition of homework for Students

  1. :  work (as school lessons) to be done at home



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