worksheet

noun \ ˈwərk-ˌshēt \

Definition of worksheet

plural worksheets
1 a : 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
2 a : 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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