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Definition of paperwork noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the written work that is part of a job, such as filling in forms or writing letters and reports We're trying to cut down on the amount of paperwork involved. I spent the afternoon doing routine paperwork. a mound/mountain of paperwork
  2. 2all the documents that you need for something, such as a court case or buying a house How quickly can you prepare the paperwork?
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: paperwork