paperwork
paperwork pa"per*work` (p[=a]"p[~e]r*w[^u]rk`), n. Work that involves handling or writing documents such as forms, letters, reports, sales records, etc. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • paperwork — pa‧per‧work [ˈpeɪpəwɜːk ǁ pərwɜːrk] noun [uncountable] 1. written work, such as writing letters or reports, which you do as part of your job: • The job involves a lot of time consuming paperwork. 2. COMMERCE the documents that you need for a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Paperwork — refers to clerical work and red tape. The term also refers to:* Paperwork (album), an album by rapper Lil Troy …   Wikipedia

  • paperwork — (n.) 1580s, things made of paper, from PAPER (Cf. paper) (n.) + WORK (Cf. work) (n.). Meaning work done on paper is from 1889 …   Etymology dictionary

  • paperwork — ► NOUN ▪ routine work involving written documents …   English terms dictionary

  • paperwork — [pā′pər wʉrk΄] n. the keeping of records, filing of reports, etc. incidental to some work or task …   English World dictionary

  • paperwork — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ proper ▪ necessary ▪ legal VERB + PAPERWORK ▪ deal with, do, get through …   Collocations dictionary

  • paperwork — pa|per|work [ˈpeıpəwə:k US pərwə:rk] n [U] 1.) work such as writing letters or reports, which must be done but is not very interesting ▪ Police work involves so much paperwork these days. 2.) the documents that you need for a business deal, a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • paperwork — pa|per|work [ peıpər,wɜrk ] noun uncount * 1. ) the part of a job that involves producing reports, keeping records, and writing letters: The new system is designed to reduce the amount of paperwork we have to do. 2. ) the documents that you need… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paperwork — [[t]pe͟ɪpə(r)wɜː(r)k[/t]] N UNCOUNT Paperwork is the routine part of a job which involves writing or dealing with letters, reports, and records. At every stage in the production there will be paperwork forms to fill in, permissions to obtain,… …   English dictionary

  • paperwork — noun (U) 1 work such as writing letters or reports, which must be done but is not very interesting: The job involves a lot of paperwork. 2 the documents that you need for a business deal, a journey etc: I m leaving the solicitors to sort out the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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