paperwork

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noun pa·per·work \-ˌwərk\

Definition of paperwork

  1. :  routine clerical or record-keeping work often incidental to a more important task

Examples of paperwork in a sentence

  1. She failed to file the paperwork on time.

  2. The lawyer had us fill in the paperwork for the mortgage.

1899

First Known Use of paperwork

1899


PAPERWORK Defined for English Language Learners

paperwork

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noun pa·per·work \-ˌwərk\

Definition of paperwork for English Language Learners

  • : routine work that involves writing letters, reports, etc.

  • : the official documents that are needed for something to happen or be done


PAPERWORK Defined for Kids

paperwork

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noun pa·per·work \ˈpā-pər-ˌwərk\

Definition of paperwork for Students

  1. :  the documents that are a requirement for or a routine part of something



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