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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Offices, Business
paperworkpa‧per‧work /ˈpeɪpəwɜːk $ -pərwɜːrk/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  1 BBOWRITEwork such as writing letters or reports, which must be done but is not very interesting Police work involves so much paperwork these days.2 BSCLthe documents that you need for a business deal, a journey etc I’m leaving the solicitors to sort out the paperwork.
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paperworkOther problems included a forest of controls and paperwork for business.Work-inhibited students display poor penmanship and generally turn in sloppy-looking and disorganized paperwork. 18.The rest of the jobs are done by crew members who help cook, clean, run the library and do paperwork.Bureaucrats simply do not understand why others do not share their passion for paperwork.I've been buried in paperwork all week.The business of claiming from a company is becoming wrapped up in more and more paperwork and bureaucracy.I did all my paperwork at night.The car dealer will fill out all of the necessary paperwork on the car.They face a mountain of paperwork designed for the main parties.She coldly responded that that level of donation was not worth the paperwork, and I need not bother.
From Longman Business Dictionarypaperworkpa‧per‧work /ˈpeɪpəwɜːk-pərwɜːrk/ noun [uncountable]1written work, such as writing letters or reports, which you do as part of your jobThe job involves a lot of time-consuming paperwork.2COMMERCEthe documents that you need for a business dealThe solicitor is dealing with the paperwork.
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