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English definition of “homework”

homework

noun [U]    /ˈhoʊmˌwɜrk/
studying that students do at home to prepare for school: The teacher told us to read chapter five for homework. fig.The travel agent's association suggests that travelers do their homework (= study the available information closely)to find the deal that is best for them.
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