work·​sheet | \ ˈwərk-ˌshēt How to pronounce worksheet (audio) \
plural worksheets

Definition of worksheet

1a : a sheet that is used in making preliminary plans, auxiliary computations, notes, or comments as a guide in doing some piece of work An electricity worksheet is simply a piece of paper listing all of your household appliances with their wattage.— George Johnson
b : a specially prepared sheet, pamphlet, or booklet containing data of assistance in planning and accomplishing some piece of work Filers should retain the worksheets and needn't attach them to returns.— Scott R. Schmedel
c : a working paper used by an accountant to assemble figures for financial statements of a business
2a : a sheet of paper on which are printed exercises and problems to be solved by a student If kids forgot how to do a math skill, the spiraling structure meant it would come around again soon, either in a lesson or on a worksheet.— Linda Perlstein
b : a leaf or page in a workbook
3 : spreadsheet When the response file is loaded, a spreadsheet is created automatically. You can then change different values in the worksheet to perform what-if calculations.— Charles Rubin When you load the program, the worksheet (the grid in which you enter your figures) appears on screen.— Edwin T. Moore

First Known Use of worksheet

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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“Worksheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of worksheet

: a piece of paper that contains printed exercises and problems to be done by a student
: a printed form that is used in planning or calculating something

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